BBQ, Live Music and Stand-Up Comedy All at the Long Beach BBQ Festival

Long Beach BBQ Festival | I-5 Exit Guide

The BBQ chefs from around the country gather to grill their award-winning ribs, chicken, sausage, pulled pork and other succulent delicacies. Award-winning pit masters will battle local barbecue gurus to see whose ribs, chicken, pulled pork and brisket are the most irresistible, and trust us, the competition will be intense.

The event is a KCBS BBQ sanctioned event and also qualifies for the CBBBQ (TOY).

Pork Ribs, Beef Ribs, Tri-Tip, Pulled Pork, Chicken, Sausages and more…this is a competition within a competition.

Taste and experience firsthand what makes barbecue so popular in the USA — all while enjoying live music, dancing, line dancing lessons, cantinas, live sports tent, artisan exhibitions, free e-Souvenir Photo, international food court, children’s stage featuring an Animal Variety Show and Petting Zoo, Bounces, Games, Stand Up Comedy as seen on HBO, Comedy Central and more.

With stops across the country, the 2016 Great American Cookout will make its only stop in California right here at the Long Beach BBQ Festival. BBQ experts and GAC tour hosts, Mike and Christine Peters, will share grilling tips and free samples with event attendees, so this is one cookout not to be missed!

Friday night features free line dancing lessons where you can learn all the top dances from an expert.

It’s time to grab the family, put on loose clothes, come with an empty stomach and head to the Long Beach BBQ Festival, right here in Southern California.

The event also features and VIP All You Can Eat Rib Village – that is right. Indulge your cravings of BBQ meats and treats at the VIP Rib Village. You can easily spend $100 a la carte sampling the award winning participating BBQ cooking teams irresistible pork ribs and then add alcoholic drinks, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, chicken, pulled pork, sides, desserts and guaranteed seating – it is a great deal.

The VIP Rib Village is sponsored by Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que who will be whipping up their tasty Creamy Coleslaw, Potato Salad and Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding Fresh bananas folded in with creamy banana flavored pudding topped with vanilla wafers and sweet whipped cream. Also, will be giving out free samples of pulled pork in the general area as well.

Long Beach BBQ Festival is to be held on August 19-21, 2016. On August 20th the KCBS BBQ Competition will be held.

  • Friday, August 19th at 5PM – 10:00PM
  • Saturday, August 20th at 12NOON – 10:00PM
  • Sunday, August 21st at 12NOON – 10:00PM

The event is located at the Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach, CA.

400-403 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802

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