Friday, February 19, 2016 


Here Come the Judge

Savoury sortie BBQ Barn Burner returns to Chilliwack March 20

Kathleen Beveridge, TownHall Brand



he second annual Barn Burner BBQ, co-presented by Johnston's Pork and Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry is back Sunday, March 20 at the Farm Store, 4540 Simmons Rd to kick off the 2016 BBQ season.


This free-to-attend, family-friendly BBQ extravaganza is officially sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society. Donations will be accepted upon entry for Envision Financial's Full Cupboard, which benefits the Chilliwack care and share community food bank.  


The competition will witness the battle of the BBQs in four main categories: Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Chicken, and Ribs. The winning team with the highest total points in all four categories will take home their share of $5000 in prize money along with the Barn Burner BBQ Grand Championship trophy and bragging rights.



Teams will also compete in a BBQ "Black Box" cook-off. This "Iron Chef" style competition gives these BBQ competitors a chance to show off their more creative side. It is sure to be a very tasty battle. 

Chef Dez, local celebrity and cookbook author, will be returning as the emcee, while meat lovers of all ages are invited to join the festivities including a live band performance, climbing wall, face-painting, and free samples of delicious BBQ. If the samples don't quite fill you up, Poomba's Smokehouse Food Truck will be on site selling even more BBQ.

Competitors: Registration is still open for those looking to sink their teeth into the competition. Register to compete at CanadaQ.

Judges: Are you a certified BBQ judge through the Kansas City BBQ Society or another sanctioning BBQ body?  To apply to judge, email here.




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