With the presence of BBQ being prevalent throughout American culture, the popular store chain of Sam’s Club decided to start up a Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour. During this tour competitors from all over try and compete to see who will win the tour. Judges determine the winners and the winners will get several different prizes including monetary as well as bragging rights. This competition typically lasts during the spring/summer months and usually starts during the month of April. A few of the regions do start in February and late March.
What Happens During the Tour?
The Tour typically takes place in many different cities and towns all throughout the spring and summer months. There are 5 different regions will several competitions going in within the states in the region per month. During the tour teams of people who cook BBQ go to these events and highlight their cooking skills.
Since the events are affiliated with Sam’s Club most of the people that compete use products directly purchased from Sam’s Club. The meats, seasonings and everything else usually comes from the store helping to advertise for the store and their great prices. Several commercials have been made to advertise Sam’s Club products and the National BBQ tour.
During the tour the people who create the BBQ will be judged. Their meat will be looked at, tasted and judged by a panel of selected judges. If they win they will get a prize and be able to move on to the national championship. Most of these events are open to the public, allowing the public to sample many of the great tasting BBQ’s out there. The public will also enjoy live entertainment during these tours as well as other special events and promotions.
As we close the month of September we are now entering October which means that it is time for the BBQ National Championship. The winners from the regionals will then meet in Bentonville Arkansas for a great championship event. During this event the competitors will be in competition for the grand prize and national bragging rights. There will be great live events and great things for the public to participate in. This year’s National Championship will take place on October 13th. If you are near the Bentonville, Arkansas area you should try to go to this event. You will get to sample some great tasting BBQ and get to be there when the winner is announced.