On the mornings of 5 and 6 August, it’s not fog you’ll see rising over Burleigh…it will be smoke from 50 of Australia’s best BBQ competition teams battling it out for the highest honour in the annual Burleigh BBQ Championships.
Using low and slow cooking and BBQ 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–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 BBQ 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 BBQ from the likes of Black Iron Smokers, Ozmoke, Smokin Hot N Saucy and Barraca Portugese Chicken parked next to the pit yard, enjoy live entertainment from amazing local musicians and make a visit to the bar with all proceeds going to the North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club Nippers.
So pack a picnic blanket, grab your family or friends and head to North Burleigh Heads Esplanade for two huge days of BBQ and free entertainment.
The 2017 Burleigh BBQ Championships are proudly sponsored by Radar Hill Smokers, Buffalo Trace, Super Butcher, Clean Heat BBQ, Australasian Barbecue Alliance, AGC, GCC and City of Gold Coast.