Arizonians, rejoice! There’s a new BBQ event headed to the Phoenix area this November – the World BBQ Festival.

In an e-mailed statement to Real Arizona BBQ, event organizer, Anne Odenwald of Advocate Productions stated the World BBQ Festival has a “culinary focus on international vendors that have BBQ or grilled items on their menu – Grilled German Sausages, Grilled Thai Satay, Cajun BBQ Shrimp, Mexican Carne and Pollo Asada and real American BBQ”, just to name a few.

The World BBQ Festival will take place November 4-5, 2016 at Centennial Plaza Park, 9875 N. 85th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345.

The festival will also feature international beers, wines, margaritas, mojito stands and a plethora of non-adult beverages to compliment the international fare. Commercial and local merchandise vendors will be on display so you can shop while listening to live music being provided by Mexican mariachi bands, Caribbean steel drums, Celtic pipe bands and American rock from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Friday night features a steak cookoff competition that’s open to the public, with Saturday holding a sanctioned KCBS BBQ competition with a $10,000 prize pool.

Always wanted to be a certified KCBS BBQ Judge? You can become one by going through an official class on November 3rd and being sworn in to uphold BBQ greatness.

Admission will only be $5 and children under 12 are free.

More information about the World BBQ Festival will be released in the coming weeks.

  1. Hey Chris,
    I sure hope you can help me. Do you know what the email address for the World BBQ Festival…the committee, president,chairman, etc
    Craig waite

    1. Hey Craig,

      Sure can, I sent over your e-mail to the event organizer. She should be in touch soon!


  2. Interested in becoming a vendor at this event can you please send me information on how to register

  3. I have a band out of Phoenix. Their name is Christopher Shayne. They are the best country rock band to come out of Arizona in many years.

    Their CD, Turning Stones, has officially been released and is available for purchase on Amazon. As are their two singles from the CD, Give A Damn, and When I Come Down.

    They are ready to break on the national scene as they are looking for festivals and bigger venues.

    They have a huge fan base out of Phoenix and I know they would be a big draw for your BBQ Event.

  4. Hello,

    I am interested in being a non-food vendor at this event. Can you please send me information on pricing and an application. Thank You

  5. I recently moved here to Arizona but I’m very interested in entering a BBQ competition and was thinking that why not this one can you please tell me the requirements for entering or how to do so

  6. We went to the BBQ event today, Saturday, and purchased a BBQ tee shirt from a vendor there and we want to contact them about getting another. Can you supply any contact information on this vendor? We did not get a receipt. I believe they were the only tee shirt vendor there.

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