May 11, 2013 | Waterfront Queen Mary Events Park | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Ticket Information: General Admission - $10 online / $15 at the door - Buy Now
Parking is $10 with event validation
BBQ Tasting Tickets from 50 Top West Coast Pit Masters - $2 each
*Entrance to the West Coast BBQ Classic does not include admission to the ship or other attractions.
Grill masters from around the country will gather at Queen Mary’s Waterfront Events Park to compete for the title of West Coast’s BEST BBQ. Let your taste buds rage over which barbecue style is king. Prefer Memphis to Texas or savory to sweet? You be the judge at the 2nd Annual West Coast BBQ Classic.
Join us for a smokin’ hot day of grillin', fillin’ n’ chillin.'
An official California-State-Certified, KCBS-Sanctioned, BBQ Championship; WCBC will bring together Southern California's most accomplished Champion Pitmasters. They will converge at the historic Queen Mary for a one-day BBQ showdown to compete for $9,000 in CASH and be crowned the 2nd annual West Coast BBQ Pitmaster Champion.
The finger lickin’ family fun festival features:
- $2 BBQ Tastings
- Jack Daniels Lounge
- Live Bands
- Backyard Games
- Kids Country
- Merchant Market
- A special appearance by the LA Kings Ice Crew and the LA Kings Ice Rider
- Awards Ceremony (Click here for a list of the 2012 winners)
Whether you are a barbecue aficionado, a backyard amateur, a person who appreciates great food or just looking for something to do with the whole family, West Coast BBQ Classic will have something for everyone.
Rib Eating Contest:
Channel your inner Takeru Kobayashi, Joey Chestnut or Sonya Thomas and enter our Rib Eating Contest.
For just $20 (fee does not include entry to WCC BBQ Classic), out-grub your opponents on delicious BBQ ribs for a chance to win one of three prizes- including a Grand Prize two-night stay aboard the Queen Mary...and in case you are wondering - and we know you are - the Major League Eating record is held by - you guessed it - Joey Chestnut, who ate 9.8 pounds of pork rib meat in 12 minutes at John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort on Aug. 27, 2008.
Contests will be held at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. More details coming soon.