COMING SOON: 2013 Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival

Written by  Administrator , on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 08:00

Mark this one down on your calendar! Downtown Vancouver's only BBQ & Chili festival is back for another year of outdoor cookout action. 

August 31st & September 1st

Labour Day Long Weekend


Downtown Vancouver’s only BBQ & Chili Festival

On Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1, participating Gastown Restaurants will compete in a two-day, outdoor, cookout in a festival-style setting. This family-friendly weekend will feature BBQ and Chili Competitions, live music, street entertainment, and other events. Proceeds from the BBQ and Chili tastings will go directly to Athletics 4 Kids, a local charity that helps under-privileged children participate in team sports.



The two-day festival will take place on Carrall Street, between Cordova Street and Water Street, transforming the Carrall Street into a bona-fide food festival with BBQs, picnic tables, live music stage, patios, and lots of people for fun in the sun.

Each of the entrants (participating restaurants) will prepare both a BBQ item and Chili, along with side dishes on both Saturday and Sunday.

Celebrity judges along with the general public will vote on their favourite flavours and recipes. The Celebration finale happens on Sunday evening with awards handed out during a Labour Day Luau Party with a live band and DJ, hosted by the Blarney Stone. A cheque for all the funds raised over the weekend will be presented to the Athletics 4 Kids Charity.



Events Schedule

Saturday, August 31

9:00am-12:00pm                     Competitor BBQ and Food Station Set Up

1:00pm-7:00pm                       Food Stations Open/Close

1:00pm-7:00pm                       Voting

1:00pm-7:00pm                       Live Music

3:00pm                                   Franks Red Hot Sauce Wing Eating Competition


Sunday, September 1

9:00am-12:00pm                     Competitor BBQ and Food Station Set Up

1:00pm-7:00pm                       Food Stations Open/Close

1:00pm-6:00pm                       Voting

1:00pm-8:00pm                       Live Music

4:00pm-5:00pm                       Judges Tasting

7:30pm                                   Awards Presentations



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