COUNTDOWN: Two More Days Until the Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival

Written by  Administrator , on Thursday, 29 August 2013 10:00

Two more days until Carrall Street will make way for the 2nd Annual Gastown BBQ and Chili Festival. Many of Gastown’s finest restaurants will be bringing their iron-chef cooking talents to the cookout competition. So, who will be competing and which famous faces will be judging? More after the jump.



The BBQ and Chili festivities happens on Saturday August 31st and Sunday Sept 1st from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and include live music, BBQ & chili cookout competition, amazing food, wing-eating contest and craft beer tastings. Carrall Street, between Water Street and Cordova Street, will be transformed with a live music stage, picnic tables, patios, balloons and face painting for the kids. Participating Gastown restaurants will be competing for the title of best ribs, wings, brisket and chili. The judging team includes Celebrity Chef David Hawksworth, Vancouver Canucks star Jason Garrison, BC Lions player Angus Reid, media personality & radio DJ Joe Leary, Breakfast Television host Dawn Chubai.

The Festival will wrap up on Sunday night with an official after-party including a pig roast by Peckinpah, and live music from Vancouver’s hottest, up-and-coming band, The Boom Booms, with an exclusive listen to their new single, Real Love. The weekend’s festivities and fun are for great cause. All proceeds from the BBQ and Chili Festival will go to Athletics 4 Kids, helping to raise funds for kids with financial barriers to participate in sports and recreational activity.


Check here for more event details. See you there!


Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events

  • TGIBS featuring The Sheet... The Blarney Stone Friday May 22 at 8:00PM The Sheets are a five-piece acoustic style cover band from Vancouver. Boasting a repertoire of over 70 songs and counting, the versatile, high en...
  • Krystle Dos Santos Guilt & Company Friday May 22 at 9:30PM You can hear her voice across all oceans and terrain. Krystle Dos Santos takes the new, mixes it with the old, and infused with her sultry soulful dem...


Restaurants and Bars in Gastown
Shopping in Gastown
Art Galleries in Gastown
Businesses in Gastown
Schools and Colleges in Gastown