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

Waller County Demolition Derby BBQ Cook Off (TGCBCA)

April 25-26. Waller, TX

Jason Rymer 713-545-3240

TAFR Wild Game Cook-off (IBCA)

April 25-26. Houston, TX


Houston Pod CCO (CASI)

April 26. Traders Village, Houston, TX

Vern Gilpin 713-598-1142

Houston Pod CCO (CASI)

April 27. Traders Village, Houston, TX

Vern Gilpin 713-598-1142

Kurten Annual BBQ Cook Off/Kurten Community Center (IBCA)

April 25-26. Kurten, TX

Joe 979-324-8378

Champion Kids Camp (TGCBCA)

May 2-3. Papa's Ice House Spring, TX

Ellen Cole 713-829-2508

Houston's Ronald McDonald House Texas Bands Brews & BBQ Cookoff (TGCBCA)

May 2-3. Houston Farm & Ranch Houston, TX

Tyler Stegeman 281-687-7010

Snookfest (IBCA)

May 2-3. Snook, TX

Kenneth 979-777-5701

Big Dogs Second Annual Big Spring Cook Off (IBCA)

May 2-3. Pasadena, TX

Lewis 281-536-4097

60th Village Fair and BBQ Cook Off (IBCA)

May 9-10. League City, TX

Greg 281-850-0753

TGCBCA Invitational 

TGCBCA Members Only

May 16-17. KOA Campground
Montgomery, TX

Craig Sharry 713-702-3489

Memphis in May

May 15-17

US Navy Seal Danny Dietz BBQ (IBCA)

May 23-24. Rosenberg, TX

Lisa Treece 281-682-8242

Uplift Veterans of America BBQ Cook Off (TGCBCA)

May 23-24. Conroe, TX

Greg Schisler 409-351-5345

Pearland VFW Post 7109- 44th Anniversary  BBQ Cook Off (IBCA)

May 23-24. Pearland, TX

Ron 281-831-8192

Kids Unlimited BBQ Cookoff (TGCBCA)

May 30-31. Houston, TX

Kenny Shaffer 979-472-8495

Diamondback Saloon & Dancehall Cook Off (IBCA)

June 6-7. Houston, TX

Jim 713-829-2199

Uplift Veterans of America Fathers Day Weekend BBQ Cook Off & Festival (TGCBCA)

June 13-14. LaMarque, TX

Greg Schisler 409-351-5345

Fishin Fiesta (TGCBCA)

July 4-5.  Freeport, TX

Mario #?


Big Tex BBQ Fest (IBCA)

July 11-12. Pasadena, TX.

Samuel 832-294-4286

Watermelon Festival (TGCBCA)

July 18-19. Hempstead, TX

Rupert Sheridan 281-924-6353

14th Holy Comfort Episcopal BBQ (IBCA)

Aug 30-31. Spring, TX

Janine 281-460-1952

EMCFA Bar-B-Que 29th Annual Cook Off (TGCBCA)

Sept 5-6. Porter, TX

David Rogers 713-822-4060

St Anne De Beaupre BBQ Cookoff (TGCBCA)

Sept 5-6. Houston, TX

Hamner Johnson 713-208-9230

Cleveland VFW Post 1839 (IBCA)

Sept 12-13. Cleveland, TX

Rick 281-592-7230

Bubba Can Cook Music Fest & BBQ (IBCA)

Sept 12-13. Navasota, TX

Dianna 936-825-8095

San Antonio Rodeo BBQ Cookoff (TGCBCA) 

Sept 26-27. AT&T Center Grounds

Kookin For KIds (IBCA)

Sept 26-27. Spring, TX

Rhonda 832-515-6052


American Royal (KCBS)

Oct 4-5

VFW Post 4816 Piney Woods Classic (IBCA)

Oct 3-4. Porter, TX

Dale 936-689-6747

Jeffery Ingram Mem. Foundation BBQ (IBCA)

Oct 3-4. Magnolia, TX

Jennifer 281-850-2226

2nd Josh Haynie Memorial C/O (IBCA)

Oct 10-11. Wharton, TX

Brandon 281-583-5020

Elks Lodge #2322 Fall  BBQ Cook Off (IBCA)

Oct 17-18. Kemah, TX

Jim 713-829-2199

John Henry's BBQ Cook Off (TGCBCA)

Oct 24-25. Houston, TX

John Henry 281-448-7900

Meridian, TX - National Championship (LSBS)

Oct 24-25.

Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue

Oct 24-25

Veterans Day Celebration BBQ Cook Off (IBCA)

Nov 7-8. Pearland, TX

Ron 281-831-8192