Brisbane BBQ Festival
The Brisbane BBQ Festival is an epic 2-day celebration of music, meat and fire being held on the sporting fields at Victoria Park, Herston on July 27th and 28th.
Now in its 5th year, the popular event will see BBQ food stalls, bars, BBQ demos, markets, live music, great entertainment for the whole family, The Brisbane BBQ Championships and a whole heap more. A highlight of the festival will be ‘Jolene’ - the LARGEST offset smoker in the Southern Hemisphere, heading up from Newcastle for the occasion.
On offer will be a mouth-watering selection of barbecued meats from around 15 different BBQ food vendors, while outdoor bars will be offering everything from whisky cocktails to craft beer, wine and bourbon.
As for the barbecue vendors, they'll be serving up a carnivore’s fantasy smorgasbord of everything smoky and sticky; from slow-cooked brisket to finger-lickin’ ribs, pulled pork to gourmet smoked sausages.
Aficionados and first-timers alike can also learn the tricks of barbecuing (including the latest low and slow cooking techniques) and brewing from the best in the business, the BBQ masters, at the demos throughout the day.
Keeping the crowds entertained will be an awesome line-up of bands performing live, making this a great way to spend a lazy winter weekend. There's plenty to keep the kids occupied too, with a fun zone featuring plenty of activities for kids of all ages including obstacle courses, jumping castles and giant games.
A $17,000 competition prize pool will also be up for grabs as some of Australia's best BBQ crews fire up the festival, showcasing their talents across 6 categories in the BBQ Arena and competing for the crown of Brisbane BBQ Champions.If you are up for a meat coma, the BBQ Judge Experience is the go: taste all the competition grade BBQ and have your votes contribute to the crowning of the ultimate Grand Champion of the Brisbane BBQ Championships.
As well as the professionally judged BBQ competition, there will be a hot wing eating competition (featuring the hottest chilli wings under the sun) that anyone can enter.
Nice to know - For those looking to make it the ultimate day out, a VIP tabled area also offers a package including a ‘carnivores feasting platter’, beverages, full table service and a goodie bag. VIP tables and more info HERE. And you can keep up-to-date by following the Brisbane BBQ Facebook page here.
Need to know - Entry to the Victoria Park Sporting Fields is at 271 Gilchrist Ave, Herston. Tickets are on sale now, priced from $10, with those under 18 years free (*must be accompanied by a responsible adult).
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Brisbane BBQ Festival
271 Gilchrist Ave
Jul 27-28 10-5
Tkts from $10