Now, this barbecue business is pretty serious stuff. The teams will battle it out using ‘low and slow’ and barbecue-cooking techniques across five categories – chicken, lamb, pork ribs, beef and seafood. Did you just drool a bit? Same. You’ll be able to catch the theatrics of the pit yard from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday and from 6:00 am Sunday, with the barbecue masters on hand to school you on their state-of-the-art equipment as the meats slowly cook away.
For those interested in home-smoking, there will be a trade area where you can research and buy all the fancy equipment you need to recreate the goodness in your own backyard. Of course, you can fuel up from a bunch of tasty barbecue-inspired food trucks and grab a beer from the pop-up bar, plus there will be a line-up of top local musicians taking the stage throughout the weekend, including The Lyrical, Felicity Lawless and Benny D Williams. Entry is free, so grab a picnic blanket, bring your appetite, and head to The Esplanade to catch the Burleigh Heads BBQ Championships on August 3–4.