Bulls Eye Canadian National BBQ Championships

Bulls Eye Canadian National BBQ Championships

This year's event takes place August 3 to 5, 2012 and features the best BBQers in Canada and the United States.

The National Championships is the marquee event in the Pacific Northwest's competitive BBQ circuit. It also serves as a quilifier for the American Royal World Championships in Kansas City as well as the Jack Daniel's World Championship BBQ event in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

Friday August 3

Come out Friday and become a certified BBQ judge for the weeks events. The class starts at 4PM and once you have become a judge it allows you critique the delicious creations for events throughout the weekend. Friday night also includes a concert from local legends Whole Lotta Led. The concert takes place at Dusty's Bar & Grill and tickets are only $10. This is a can't miss concert for anyone who loves Led Zeppelin or loud rock & roll.

Canadian National BBQ Championships

Saturday August 4

Events kick off a 11AM the following morning with hourly draw prizes, food samples, mechanical bull rides and live music until 5PM. Below is a layout of the events and times.

  • 1 PM the 11th annual back yard burger competition takes place presented by Bull's Eye BBQ Sauce
  • 2 PM features the CASI Canadian International Chili Championship Chili judging competition
  • 3 PM is the Budweiser King of the Grill competition
  • 5 PM we wrap up the day's grilling events with the awards ceremony

Don't forget to join us at 7PM after the competition is done for a pig roast complete with all the fixins - baked beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw, toasted greens and more. Tickets are only $20 and can be purchased the day of at Dusty's. The night also features musical act The Matinee who go on stage at 9PM, tickets are $10 at the door.

Sunday August 5

The last day of the competition Sunday once again kicks off at 11 AM and features hourly draw prizes, food samples, mechanical bull rides and live music until 5 PM.

Sunday is the championships main event and features grill masters from all over North America. Come watch as these pros compete for the honor to be called Canada's Best BBQ. $5,000 in cash prized will be up for grabs as well as invites for the World Championships in Lynchburg and World BBQ Champs in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Come watch it's FREE and bring your appetite as samples will be available. Below is a layout of the events and times.

  • 11 AM  Pork Butt judging
  • 11:30 AM Ravenswood Cork & Pork judging
  • 12 PM Beef Brisket judging
  • 1 PM  Chicken judging
  • 2 PM  Rubs judging
  • 4:30 PM  Awards Ceremony

After the wrap up and awards ceremonies don't forget to check out musical act

  • 6 PM The Hair Farmers
  • 9 PM The night and the weekend wrap up with musical tribute to Elvis performed by Darren Lee & The Memphis Flash.The final concert tickets going for $10 at the door.

Get a Taste of the BBQ Championships

A competitor at last year's Canadian National BBQ Championships gives a quick taste of the type of BBQ and events in store in this video.

Visit the Event's Facebook Page

Learn more about the 2012 Bull's Eye Canadian National BBQ Championships at their Facebook page!

Photo Credit: BBQ participant - Steve Rogers

Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2012