Some people build em from scratch (literally like my pit, Ha) or some go with the professionals. Anyhow, not endorsing any particular fabricator, but here's a quick reference guide for different pit makers (I had a heck of time looking around originally, hence this section).





Upcoming Events

Spawniac Cookers BBQ Cookoff (IBCA)

Oct 1. Pasadena, TX

Mike Lopez 281-684-6669

VFW Post 4816 Piney woods Classic (IBCA)

Oct 1. Porter, TX

Laurie 713-247-9591

Recess on the River "Meals on Wheels" BBQ (IBCA)

Oct 1. Giddings, TX

Darlene 979-540-0599

Texas Sawmill Festival (IBCA)

Oct 1. New Caney, TX

Christian Shank 281-359-3133

River City Community Church (LSBS)

Oct 1. Selma, TX



South Texas Fall Festival, Classic Car Show and BBQ Cookoff (IBCA)

Oct 1. Robstown, TX

Michael Kelley 832-708-9478

Texans vs Titans

Oct 2

Shriner's Benefit Trail Ride and BBQ Cook Off (IBCA)

Oct 8. Crosby, TX

John Orn, Jr.  713-628-3170

Camp Hope Annual BBQ Cookoff (Unsanctioned)

Oct 15. Houston, TX


BBQ'n for Boobies Tomball VFW Post 2427 (IBCA)

Oct 15. Tomball, TX

Candice Baines 832-326-6909

American Legion Post 393 (IBCA/TGC)

Oct 15, Cleveland, TX

Lee Laws 832-401-2484

Texans vs Colts

Oct 16

National Championship BBQ Cook Off (IBCA)

Oct 22. Meridian, TX


John Henry's Eighth Annual "The Best Lil' Cook-Off in Texas" (IBCA)

Oct 22. Houston, TX

Ernie Abercrombie 2812721875

American Royal World Series of BBQ (KCBS)

Oct 29-30. Kansas Speedway

American Royal

Pitts & Spitts 1st Annual Smokin', Hot Redneck Barbecue Cookoff at the Redneck Country Club (IBCA)

Oct 29. Stafford, TX

Ryan Zboril 844-650-6250

Harris County Fair BBQ (IBCA)

Oct 29. Spring, TX

Alex Dehart 281-796-7608

Czhilispiel (IBCA)

Oct 29. Flatonia, TX


Orange County Go Texan (IBCA)

Oct 29. Orange, TX

Jerome Dumas 409-313-1392

Texans vs Lions

Oct 30

Texans BYE Nov 5

50th Annual Original Terlingua International (CASI)

Nov 3-5. Terlingua, TX



Inspiring Possibilities 5th Annual Cook-off (IBCA) 

Added money event

Nov 5. Magnolia, TX

Linda Whitson 281-467-3475

VFW Post 7109 Veteran's Day Cook Off (IBCA)

Nov 5. Pearland, TX

Jonathon 281-997-1097

8th Annual Jimmy "Pee Wee" Wells Memorial BBQ (IBCA)

Nov 5. Houston, TX

John Reynolds 281-635-9098

SDAC Fall Festival Cook-Off (IBCA)

Nov 5. Conroe, TX

Tanita Sullivan 832-549-1364

OLG Mega Fest BBQ CookOff 3rd Annual (IBCA)

Nov 5. Sinton, TX

Patrick 361-364-2210

Cooking for Courage (LSBS)

Nov 12. Magnolia, TX


Diamonds and Dollars (IBCA)

Nov 12. Spring, TX

Dolores Patterson 281-701-2603

Heath Schielack Memorial Cook-off (IBCA)

Nov 19. Huntsville, TX

Jaclyn Robinson 936-553-4953

Victoria API Cook-off (IBCA)

Nov 19. Edna, TX

Brian Mace 281-639-9798

Texans vs Chargers

Nov 27

3rd Chupacabra Throwdown BBQ (IBCA)

Dec 3. Beeville, TX

Rose 832-788-6974

Jason Pelton's 5th Cowboy Round Up (IBCA)

Dec 3. Huntsville, TX

Sheri Pelton 936-537-0672

Texans vs Jags

Dec 18

Texans vs Bengals

Dec 24