Welcome to the official website of the the Long Beach BBQ Festival.
The 2018 Long Beach BBQ Festival will be held in an outdoor family park atmosphere on August 17-19, at the picturesque Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach, California.
It's a three-day BBQ extravaganza featuring live entertainment from local bands, a smokin’ food court (including non-BBQ related items), cantinas, arts and crafts, a children's area (animal variety show and petting zoo), games and a dance floor. Taste and experience firsthand the fiery chicken, pulled pork, tri-tip, pork ribs, sausages... and sides (all available for purchase) that makes barbecue so popular in the USA — all while you enjoy taking an E-picture at the free souvenir photo booth, catch a game at the live sports tent, karaoke lounge (Fri. & Sat. night), hold a snake at the Interactive Live Reptile Exhibit, pig out at the All-You-Can-Eat VIP Rib Village and more.
Award-winning national BBQ pitmasters will make their way to the festival to battle it out against local barbecue gurus (grillers) for grand title for the Best BBQ and your vote as the People's Choice Favorite. Trust us, the competition will be intense and the flavors rich in a fierce effort to produce the best that their secret recipes have to offer.
First place winners from seasons past are all returning to battle it out among new comers as well...It’s time to grab the family, put on loose clothes, come with an empty stomach and head to the Long Beach BBQ Extravaganza, right here in Southern California.
My Father's BBQ, Wowo's BBQ, BBQ Smokehouse, Grasslands Meat Market, Montana Q, Porky-N-Beans, QT Smokehouse, Scroggins Smokehouse BBQ, Uncle Al's BBQ, Robert Earl's BBQ, Bludso's, Q Smokehouse, Hawaiian Dancing Grill BBQ and more.
In celebration of its new Fall comedy, The Neighborhood, CBS is bringing The Neighborhood Backyard Booth to the Long Beach BBQ Festival on Saturday 8/18 and Sunday 8/19. Come enjoy games, giveaways and a raffle with prizes including a state-of-the-art outdoor grill, BBQ sauce gift basket and a grill accessory kit.
The Neighborhood is a comedy about what happens when the friendliest guy in the Midwest moves his family to a neighborhood in Los Angeles where not everyone looks like him or appreciates his extreme neighborliness. The Neighborhood starring Cedric the Entertainer and Max Greenfield premieres Monday, October 1 at 8/7 c on CBS.
GUEST BBQ JUDGE - CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER PLUS Award Presenter (Main stage) 3:45-4PM and
Meet and Greet @CBS "The Neighborhood" Backyard Booth 3:15-3:40PM on Saturday, Aug. 18th. CLICK TO WATCH TRAILER
Indulge your cravings of BBQ meats and treats at the All-You-Can-Eat VIP Rib Village. You can easily spend over a hundred dollars a la carte just sampling the award winning participating BBQ cooking teams irresistible pork ribs, chicken, pulled pork, sides, desserts, then add drinks, guaranteed seating and unlimited access to enjoy all the festivities while you dine — it is a great deal. Seating is limited.
The exclusive VIP Rib Village is under a large canopy tent to keep you cool, front stage with an exclusive VIP Entrance and Exit with access to the dance floor, VIP Bar, Private VIP Restroom Facilities (ADA-compliant), access to a VIP Bar and assigned seating. Includes 5 drinks a $50 Savings (beer and wine — ticket holder must be 21 years of age or older) and unlimited nonalcoholic beverages. $99 Adults / $35 Young Adults (10 to 16 years of age) / $18 Kids (up to 9 years of age).
FREE Souvenir E-Photo included with General Admission. Get dressed up in hats, bandanas, mustaches, cowboy gear and more — We Got it All!! Many props to choose from to make it fun to get your picture taken. It’s FREE! Ready or not...there’s a new sheriff in town and your wanted for having too much fun! SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT! On a first-come, first-served basis.
Receive FREE General Admission with valid United States active military ID. Check-in at Will Call (at Main Gate 1 Entrance). Does not include food, drinks or All-You-Can-Eat VIP Rib Village.
There'll be a food court to indulge your cravings of BBQ meats (Sausage, Pulled Pork, Pork Ribs, Tri-Tip, Chicken...) and treats, including non-BBQ related items Mexician, American, Chinese, Thai and other international foods and desserts along with adult beverages (beer, wine and specialty drinks).
Live entertainment and activities for all ages. From live music, dance floor and lessons, free souvenir e-photo, live sports tent, animal variety show, petting zoo, live interactive reptile exhibit, arts and crafts booths, inflatable bounces, face painting, games, All-You-Can-Eat VIP Rib Village and more for you to explore at the scenic Rainbow Lagoon — our guests are guaranteed to have a good time.
Watch your favorite sporting event on our TV Wall while you dine and drink at the Long Beach BBQ Festival! Experience firsthand the highest-quality picture and heart-pounding college/professional sports action like never before. SPONSORED BY DIRECTV™
The support we receive from our sponsors every year is tremendous. It allows The Long Beach BBQ Festival to continue in its quest to not only provide our attendees to the Festival with a fun and exciting time, but to continue giving back to our local community.