Plan To Attend The Barn Burner BBQ

Submitted. Kick off this year’s BBQ season with this free, third annual event on April 9 at The Farm Store! This family-friendly BBQ extravaganza is officially sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society. 

The winning team with the highest total points in all four categories (Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Chicken, Ribs) will take home their share of $5,000 in prize money, along with the Barn Burner BBQ Grand Championship trophy, bragging rights, and a spot in the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational BBQ in Tennessee. 

Teams also compete in a “Black Box” cook-off. This “Iron Chef” style competition presents cooks with a black box containing four mystery ingredients. All ingredients must be incorporated into a single dish and submitted to the judges, who will award points based on originality, taste and presentation. 

Schedule and Categories: 

10:00 am: Event Opens

11:00 am: Chicken competition judging (cooked for approximately 4 hours)

12:00 pm: Ribs competition judging (cooked for approximately 6 hours)

1:00 pm: Pork competition judging (cooked for approximately 12 hours)

2:00 pm: Brisket competition (cooked for approximately 12-16 hours)

3:00 pm: Black Box competition 

4:30 pm: Awards ceremony & Grand Championship winner announced

Parking is available nearby. There will be a free shuttle to take you to the event grounds from the parking lot.

Chef Dez returns as the event emcee, while meat lovers of all ages are invited to join the festivities including a live band performance, climbing wall, face-painting and free samples of delectable BBQ meat. If the samples don’t quite fill you up, a food truck will be on-site selling even more BBQ.

This year’s Barn Burner BBQ (BBBBQ) will be hosted by Angie Quaale of Well Seasoned and sponsored by Johnston’s Pork and Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry. Even though the event is free, donations will be accepted at the door to support Full Cupboard, a program designed to raise food, funds and awareness for food banks in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Langley, Surrey and surrounding communities.

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