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RubMeTender
10-29-2009, 10:57 AM
Does anyone have a list of maybe the top 10 to 20 largest BBQ competitions in the country? Going by public attendance?

Scottie
10-29-2009, 11:12 AM
Well I don't have any figures. But I'd start with Houston Rodeo, Memphis in May, American Royal, Stagecoach and the DC contests....

I'm sure some of those guys that have to play to major sponsors will know the exact numbers...

Jorge
10-29-2009, 12:00 PM
Well I don't have any figures. But I'd start with Houston Rodeo, Memphis in May, American Royal, Stagecoach and the DC contests....

I'm sure some of those guys that have to play to major sponsors will know the exact numbers...

Probably a good start. I know that in the past HLSR has had to hold people at the gate even if they had tickets due to overcrowding.

Plowboy
10-29-2009, 12:05 PM
Great American BBQ and Lenexa BBQ Battle would two others that get significant traffic. I think KCBS may have some of these numbers... but for KCBS contests only.

RubMeTender
10-29-2009, 01:23 PM
Yeah. When we were in Lakeland, BBQ World magazine actually had a small list of some of the contests showing public attendance figures. Just curious more than anything. Houston Rodeo sounds like a real good time.

beam boys bbq
10-29-2009, 10:01 PM
78,000.oo people last year
and getting bigger:icon_shy

butts
10-30-2009, 12:06 AM
Add Tryon, NC and the Charlotte Shout for the Southern folks.