2012 Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival – September 1 – 2, 2012 (Labour Day Weekend)

2012 Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival - September 1 - 2, 2012 (Labour Day Weekend)

Downtown Vancouver’s first ever BBQ and Chili Festival!

Saturday, September 1, and Sunday, September 2, The Blarney Stone, and 11 other Gastown Restaurants, will be hosting a two-day, outdoor, block party and festival. The weekend will feature BBQ and Chili Competitions, Live Music, Pig Roast, and other events. A portion of the weekend’s BBQ and Chili sales will go directly to Athletics 4 Kids, a local charity that helps underprivileged kids participate in Sports.

Carrall Street, between Cordova Street and Water Street, will be shut down for the two days to make room for BBQs, Picnic Tables, Live Music Stage, Patios, and lots of people for fun in the sun!

The BBQ Competition will be held on Saturday and the Chili Competition on Sunday. Celebrity Judges, along with the General Public, will vote on their favourite flavours and recipes. The Celebration reaches is finale on Sunday Evening, with the awards being handed out during a Labour Day Luau Party hosted by the Blarney Stone, which includes a pig roast, Live Band and DJ. At the awards, a cheque, for funds raised over the weekend, will be presented to the Athletics 4 Kids Charity.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 1, 2012

  • 1:00pm – BBQ Food Stations Open
  • 1:00pm – 5:00pm – Public Tasting & Voting
  • 1:00pm – 5:00pm – Live Music by ‘Brickhouse’
  • 3:00pm – Hot Wing Eating Competition
  • 4:00pm – Judges Tasting
  • 5:00pm – 8:00pm – Live Music by ‘The Sheets’

Sunday, September 2, 2012

  • 1:00pm – Chili Food Stations Open
  • 1:00pm – 5:00pm – Public Tasting & Voting
  • 1:00pm – 5:00pm – Live Music by ‘Brickhouse’
  • 4:00pm – Judges Tasting
  • 5:00pm – 8:00pm – Live Music by ‘The Sheets’
  • 6:00pm – Pig Roast Service
  • 7:00pm – Awards Presentations

Judges

  • Sophie Lui – Global TV
  • Jason Garrison – Vancouver Canucks
  • Georgia Simmerling – Olympic Skier (Vancouver 2012, Sochi 2014)
  • Joe Leary – Team 1040, 24hr Newspaper
  • Chef Peter Gray – Whet Kitchen Bar Patio

Free Admission, All Ages!

Dates: September 1 & 2, 2012

Time: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Gastown, Carrall Street between Cordova & Water Street

James Chung

Founder & Editor in Chief of Hello Vancity magazine. Email james@hellovancity.com

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