The Burleigh BBQ Championships, AKA the meatiest festival on the Gold Coast, is just around the corner and we’ve got a hunch it’s going to be the best one yet. On August 5 and 6, the parklands fronting Burleigh Beach will be converted into one huge barbecue pit, hosting cook-offs, equipment demos and, of course, as much barbecue as you can muster.
With 50 of Australia’s best pit masters coming to the Gold Coast specifically for the event, there is a lot to look forward to. Competitors will showcase their barbecuing skills in five key areas: beef, pork ribs, lamb, chicken and seafood, before presenting their handiwork to the judging panel. Um, best job ever?!
Spectators (that’s you guys!) are welcomed to bring picnic rugs, wander the booths, drill the BBQ masters for tips and feast on tasty eats from local food trucks including Black Bunny Kitchen, Ozmoke and Barraca.
As well as two massive days filled with mouth-watering barbecue from the best in the business, there’s also a sweet line-up of local live entertainment to sing to you while you drool.
If you're not satisfied with just salivating over the food, they'll even teach you how to make it! Heck, they've really covered all their bases. Burleigh BBQ Championship’s masterclasses will teach you everything you could possibly need to know about BBQing—there’s a BBQ bootcamp, plus mastering the art of slow-cooked ribs, brisket and pork shoulder, and everything in between.
To learn more and register your interest for BBQ masterclasses, head to the event Facebook page.
What: Burleigh BBQ Championships
When: August 5-6; 9am to 4pm on Saturday and from 6am on Sunday
Where: The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads
Cost: Free to attend
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