Friday, March 30, 2012

Nanaimo Barbecue Festival

Nanaimo's First Annual Thrifty Foods 
Barbecue Festival
Needs Volunteers

On July 14 & 15 the first ever Nanaimo Barbecue Festival will take place in downtown Nanaimo with world class BBQ enthusiasts coming from all over to compete in this Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned cook-off. We're talking world class BBQ coming to Nanaimo which is officially sanctioned as a Jack Daniels qualifier in this major BBQ event. Special rigs and recipes are all the rage with these competitors who will be competing for $10,000 in prize money. They take their BBQ VERY Seriously!

Huge Family Fun FREE Events

In addition to the world class BBQ competitors that will be cooking up a storm downtown there will be a Family Fun Zone, a Car Show 'n Shine, a Bike Show 'n Shine, a Pancake Breakfast  and of course a Rib Eating Contest (pledges will go to the Hospital Foundation through their website) a Summer Fun Expo in Vancouver Island Conference Centre and a Live Entertainment Stage headlining David Gogo! To learn more about this thrilling event you should visit their website HERE.

Event Organizers Need YOUR Help

An event of this magnitude needs an army of volunteers  to chair committees and help out at the event itself. By getting involved with this inaugural event you can be a part of history as this is surely going to become an annual event which will see Nanaimo put on everyone's radar.

If you are interested in getting involved with this amazing community event you should contact Alison at Nanaimo BBQ Fest, email is preferred but phone calls are also happily taken. or phone 250-729-5033



  1. It is time for summer and its time for bringing out our hot sizziling bbq
    out. Barbecue is usually done in
    an outdoor environment by cooking and smoking the meat over wood or
    charcoal. Restaurant barbecue may be cooked in large brick or metal ovens
    specially designed for that purpose.

  2. The event sounds GREAT and it coincides at the right family and I will be in the area on vacation. Looking forward to it! Thanks for the info.


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