Welcome to the official website of The Long Beach BBQ Festival to be held August 28-30, 2015, at the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach, California. You won't want to miss this event.
The West’s Best BBQ All-in-One Outdoor Family Festival!
CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER ARE FREE!
(Only applies to General Admission and does not include Food, Drinks or All You Can Eat VIP Rib Village.)
Outdoor park family atmosphere.
Friday, August 28th — 5 PM - 11 PM
Saturday, August 29th — 12 NOON - 11 PM
Sunday, August 30th — 12 NOON - 8 PM
(Times are subject to change without notice.)
JOHNSON’S THERMO-NUCLEAR SAUCE CONTEST
If you think you're brave enough to try the Thermo-Nuclear Sauce, prove it! Come down to the Long Beach BBQ Festival and show us what you got! The winner will win the title and recognition, a bottle of Thermo-Nuclear Sauce, and (2) free drinks to relieve your searing tastebuds.
WHAT IS THE THERMO-NUCLEAR SAUCE?
It is a blistering concoction that torments even the most seasoned barbecue enthusiasts. Developed during World War II, Dan Johnson’s father served under General Patton and was a chemist. He try to figure a way to heat up the soldiers without a fire and came up with these chemicals that jump start your body to make you sweat and that is how the Thermo-Nuclear Sauce was developed.
It rates 600,000 Scoville units and as Dan Johnson says, “will improve your cardiovascular system, sinuses, and pancreas simultaneously...”
You must be at least 21 years old and sign a liability waiver before digging in.
THERMO-NUCLEAR CONTEST TIMES:
Friday, August 28th — 7 PM
Saturday, August 29th — 2 PM AND 7 PM
Sunday, August 30th — 2 PM AND 6 PM
FREE Souvenir E-Picture!
Get Dressed Up in Hats, Bandanas — We Got it All!!
Many Props to Choose From to Make it Fun,
and Get Your Picture Taken. It’s FREE!
Pork Ribs, Beef Ribs, Tri-Tip, Pulled Pork, Chicken, Sausages and more...
E-Photo Souvenir Booth Hours
Friday, August 28th — 5 PM - 9 PM
Saturday, August 29th — 12 NOON - 9 PM
Sunday, August 30th — 12 NOON - 7 PM
(Times are subject to change without notice.)
The Long Beach BBQ Festival is the largest three day BBQ Extravaganza featuring the WORLD’S BEST BBQ Ribs, Pulled Pork, Tri-tip, Sausages, Chicken and more. The competition is fierce and the flavors rich as National Award Winning Rib Cookers of America and local grillers produce the best that their secret recipes have to offer.
We combine local and nationally known bands, the BEST BBQ IN TOWN, giant food court (Chinese, Mexican, local eateries and American foods — something for everyone), dance floor, children’s area, arts and crafts, cantinas (serving water, beer, wine), to create the largest BBQ Extravaganza, right here in Southern California.
Come Have a Toe-tappin, BBQ-eatin’ Good Time!
WE GOT GAME — LIVE SPORTS TENT Watch your favorite sporting event on our TV Wall while you dine and drink at The Long Beach BBQ Festival! Catch all your college and professional sports action. Experience firsthand the highest-quality picture and heart-pounding sports action like never before — SPONSORED BY DIRECTV®.
Acclaimed winning BBQ Cooking Teams
include to name a few:
Porky- N-Beans winning numerous rib cook off titles such as the prestigious Golden Rib Award and the Best Ribs in America.
Johnson’s Bar-B-Que featuring Colonel Dan himself bringing his top secret recipe that has won over 150 awards and has been known to dare brave rib fans to take the heat and experience his infamous “Thermonuclear Sauce.”
But, watch out for the local grillers who will be going head-to-head in matchups to dethrone the title holders (Robert Earl’s BBQ, My Father’s Barbeque, WOWO’s Smokin’ Hot BBQ, Brother’s Bar-B-Que and more...) WHO WILL TAKE HOME THE ULTIMATE TITLE THAT IS THE QUESTION WAITING TO BE ANSWERED!
TASTE THEM ALL AND VOTE FOR YOUR PEOPLE’S CHOICE FAVORITE TO BE AWARDED AT THE END OF THE COMPETITION —YOU BE THE JUDGE!
Each attendee will be issued one (1) People’s Choice Voting Ticket to be deposited in your favorite BBQ team’s ballot box. LOOK FOR THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE BALLOT BOXES AND BE SURE TO VOTE!
See you there!
The Long Beach BBQ Festival
honors our Military personnel!
All United States active military personnel (includes Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) receive FREE General Admission* to the Long Beach BBQ Festival!
*You must present valid military I.D. at the Ticket Box Office to receive Free General Admission. No purchase is necessary to receive Free General Admission. This offer does not include Rib Feast or All You Can Eat VIP Rib Village (sold separately). Additional tickets may be purchased online or at the Ticket Box Office onsite.