THIRD ANNUAL WEST COAST BBQ CLASSIC
May 10, 2014 | Waterfront Queen Mary Events Park | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Grill masters from around the country will gather at Queen Mary’s Waterfront Events Park to compete for the title of West Coast’s BEST BBQ. Let your taste buds rage over which barbecue style is king. Prefer Memphis to Texas or savory to sweet? You be the judge at the 3rd Annual West Coast BBQ Classic.
The finger lickin’ family fun festival features:
General Admission - $10 online/$15 at the door
Team Registration Information - $260
Online registration is NOW open. Fee includes entrance into all 4 categories (Chicken, Ribs, Pork, Brisket) plus the coveted People's Choice, a reserved 20'x30' cooking space, 20 Amps of Power, access to potable water. Extra electricity available at additional cost. Spaces will be assigned as entry forms are received; however, teams participating in "People's Choice" get priority.Prizes:
Grand Champion: $2,500
Reserve Grand Champion: $1,500
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $400
3rd place: $300
4th Place: $200
5th Place: $100
BBQ Team Schedule
Friday, May 09
7:30 AM - Setup
8:00 AM - Meat Inspection
9:00 AM - Teams start to cook
5:00 PM - Cooks Meeting
Saturday, May 10:
10:30 AM - Judges Meeting
11:00 AM - Gates open to public
12:00 PM - Chicken turn in
12:00 PM - Tasting Begins
12:30 PM - Ribs turn in
1:00 PM - Pork turn in
1:30 PM - Brisket turn in
5:00 PM - Awards Presentation
Teams who participate in tastings will keep $0.91 from each tasting ticket turned in at the conclusion of the Event. Any deductions such as cost of extra meat and/or permits per team will be deducted during settlement at the conclusion of the Event. Producers will cover all upfront cost. Settlement will take place in the judge’s tent at the conclusion of the event.
We mandate each team participating in ‘Tasting’ to follow the guidelines set forth by the Long Beach Department of Health’s “Temporary Food Facility Requirements.” A checklist found here - http://www.longbeach.gov/health/eh/food/tff.asp. We ask that all teams review these guidelines in advance and take all necessary precautions.
Hotel Package - ON SALE NOWPackage includes two (2) GA tickets to the West Coast BBQ Classic and a one-night stay aboard the Historic Queen Mary.
Vendor InformationSell your merchandise at our BBQ event. For $199, vendors receive a 10x10 Space, 1-20 Amp Outlet, 1 Parking and 2 Vendor Passes...Deadline for Entry: 5/6/14. Online sign ups coming soon!
Optional add-ons include: Chairs: $4, 8' Table: $15, Additional Outlet: $20
Images of Deliciousness
Check out LA Weekly's photo gallery of last year's BBQ. Please note: these images are not scratch and sniff.