Ohio Smoked Meat and Barbecue Festival

Date(s) - October 14, 2016 - October 15, 2016
All Day

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Call: 740-753-4346

The “Ohio Smoked Meat and Barbecue Festival” originated in 1996 as the first official state of Ohio championship for smoked meat and BBQ, proclaimed by the governor of Ohio.  The competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society.

The Ohio Smoked Meat and Barbecue Festival took a great turn in 2008! The Nelsonville Area Chamber of Commerce stepped forward to organize and lead this Ohio classic of barbecue.  Not only was there a new organizer but a new competition area.  The competition moved from the fields of Hocking College to the streets of downtown Nelsonville , Ohio, and the historic Public Square and arts district.  2008 was a year that renewed the BARBECUE SPIRIT in Nelsonville.

BBQ is back on the Public Square in Nelsonville, Ohio October 14 & 15, 2016.  Check out Nelsonville and experience Ohio Barbecue at its finest.


Nelsonville's Historic Public Square