Barbecue was once only considered a southern specialty, but  the popularity of slow smoked meats has exploded across the country in recent years. PA Great Outdoors Visitor Bureau has partnered with many great non-profits to help promote the growing number of barbecue festivals our area.  Now you can sample some of tastiest barbecue in the region at the 5 stops on the 2017 PA Great Outdoors BBQ Tour.

Clarion BBQ Festival

May 18th-20th, 2018  Clarion Mall
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The 3rd annual Clarion BBQ Festival will kick off the 2018 PAGO BBQ Tour!  Bring the family out for the best BBQ delights grilled up by professional pit masters, local favorite restaurants, and backyard barbecue-ers!

Smoke on the Mountain

June 22nd-23rd, 2018  Kersey
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Ribs, chicken, and beef brisket!  This event is open to any team wanting to show off their grill skill!  Benefits Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Kill the Grill

July 7th, 2018  Benezette
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This smoke only BBQ competition will be held at the Elk Country Visitor Center and features a BBQ contest, entertainment, and more!

All Fired Up & Kickin’ Ash BBQ Competition

September 22nd, 2018  Downtown Emporium
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Cameron County Chamber is hosting their 4th annual BBQ competition!  Prove that you have what it takes to kick some ash in the following categories:  Turkey, pork, ribs, brisket, chicken wings, sides and desserts!


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