It’s Time to Enjoy

Mark your calendars for these exciting can’t-miss events at North America’s largest indoor-outdoor showcase expo. From culinary competitions to outdoor gaming, HPBExpo brings you exciting entertainment, exclusive networking opportunities, and compelling competitions. Don’t miss out!

Primo Ceramic Grills Outdoor Cook-Off

Thursday, March 3 | 5:00-6:30 pm EDT

Sponsored by Primo Ceramic Grills, the outdoor cook-off is back! The eleventh annual Outdoor Cook-Off Event, located in the signature Outdoor Burn Area will be emceed by Dr. BBQ, Ray Lampe. The heat is on as retail teams put their skills to the test in a barbecue battle. The winner will be awarded a Primo grill. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to sample the savory creations and cheer on your favorite team at the hottest barbecue event of the year.

Tailgate and Outdoor Burn Area are open until 7:30 pm.

House of BBQ Experts PIZZA DEMO

Friday, March 4 | 11:00 am-1:00 pm EDT

Come discover how to make the most delicious pizza with our Vesta Award Winning All-In-1. Just one bite will convince you, that is a promise! Max Lavoie, BBQ Guru will cook for you and show you how this Innovative Multi-Tool will increase your Kettle sales and therefore offer many new cooking options to your customers. Located in the outdoor cook-off tent.

Outdoor Gaming Area

With the introduction of new product categories, you won’t want to miss out on this year’s exciting new Outdoor Gaming Area, where you can test out products (Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Foosball, Table Tennis and Shuffleboards) first-hand! During the tailgate event on Thursday night you will have the opportunity to meet and watch Shane Van Boening, Professional Pool Player and Former #1 World Ranked Player, Florian “Venom” Kohler, Professional Trick Shot Artist perform,and Loree Jon, professional pool player and 8 time World Champion BCA & WPBA Hall of Fame inductee.

New Product Pavilion & Attendees’ Choice Awards

The New Product Pavilion provides a 360-degree view into innovations transforming the hearth and patio environment and revolutionizing the indoor- outdoor cooking experience. HPBExpo will once again present the Attendees’ Choice Awards honoring product marketability in two categories — hearth and outdoor living. Make sure you cast your vote for the prestigious award for most marketable hearth and outdoor living products within the Pavilion. Winners of the prestigious Attendees’ Choice Award will be announced on Saturday, March 5.

Napoleon Guest Panel & Reception

Friday, March 4 | 5 pm

Napoleon is hosting a live panel of guest speakers and specialists from around the country to debut groundbreaking research that will dramatically impact the hearth industry. The results of the studies will forever change the way fireplaces are used, perceived, and desired by both homeowners and homebuilders. More specifics regarding the study and presenters will be announced in January. Join us and be the first to hear the research that will forever reposition our industry. The presentation commences at 5pm on Friday, March 4th, followed by a celebratory cocktail reception.

HPBA Affiliate Receptions

Connect with hearth, patio and barbecue professionals in your neck of the woods during the HPBA Affiliate Receptions on Wednesday, March 2. With multiple regions to choose from, finding colleagues close to home has never been so easy.



5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | Location – TBD

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5:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Hudson Grille Downtown

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5:30 pm – 7:00 pm | Location – TBD



6:00pm–9:00pm | ParkBar

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6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | AC Hotel Atlanta Downtown




4:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Georgia Aquarium

To RSVP, please contact Cindy Wise at (864) 325-3338

Please note a $10 fee is required to attend.



6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Der Biergarten

Oregan and Northwest


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