On the mornings of 25 and 26 August, it’s not fog you’ll see rising over Burleigh…it will be smoke from 50 of Australia’s and the United State's best barbecue competition teams battling it out for the highest honour in the annual Burleigh BBQ Championships.
Using low and slow cooking and barbecue techniques across five categories – chicken, lamb, pork ribs, beef and seafood – teams will present their plates to a panel of 50 judges for tasting.
The pit yard will be open to the public from 9am to 4pm Saturday and from 6am Sunday so you can mingle with the masters, check out some of the biggest smokers you’ve ever seen and watch the theatrics unfold.
There will also be a trade area and market stalls where you can suss out, and purchase, all of the barbecue equipment you need to start smoking at home.
The best part is, once you’ve built up an appetite you can eat your fill of barbecue from authentic low 'n' slow barbecue food vendors parked next to the pit yard, enjoy live entertainment from amazing local musicians and make a visit to the Burleigh Brewing bar.
So pack a picnic blanket, grab your family or friends and head to North Burleigh Heads Esplanade for two huge days of barbecue and free entertainment.
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The 2018 Burleigh BBQ Championships are proudly sponsored by Black Onyx by Rangers Valley, HARK, Black Iron Smokers, Ministry of Smoke, Burleigh Brewing and supported by Australasian Barbecue Alliance, Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce and City of Gold Coast.