Become a BBQ Team Vendor

The Long Beach BBQ Festival is accepting entries into The Best in Southern California BBQ Cook-off. Contestants need to pre-register. Entries will be taken up to August 8, 2017 or until the BBQ Teams block is sold out.

These teams will be allowed to sell to the mass public of the Long Beach BBQ Festival (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and be allowed to participate in the All-You-Can-Eat VIP Rib Village as a supplier at an agreed upon per slab fee (based on market price) to be paid by Long Beach BBQ Festival to you. VIP Rib Village slab usage is dependent on consumer consumption but can average up to 100 slabs per team over the duration of the event.

These teams will be eligible to compete for the Grand Title for the Best BBQ. Pitmasters and locals will battle it out, but there will be ONLY ONE WINNER! Entrants must submit six (6) portions of meat (pork rib) in an approved container. On Saturday, August 19, 2017 the BBQ Contest will be held. Mandatory submission time is 3:30PM. Failure to submit at the desginatd time will result in disqualification from the contest.

The Long Beach BBQ Festival uses a blind judging system. Ribs are judged by a panel who examine the ribs for their appearance, taste and texture. Judging will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 and will conclude with an award presentation on Sunday, August 20, 2017. A Grand Champion winner will be announced and a trophy awarded for The Best BBQ Ribs.

BBQ teams will also be eligible for the People's Choice Award. The People’s Choice awards will be presented to the first, second and third place teams that receives the most votes from ticket holders during the competition event on Sunday, August 20, 2017.

FILL OUT THE VENDOR APPLICATION BELOW or contact us today by calling (562) 495-5959 for information as to how you and your business can partner with this annual event. You will be notified by email once your application has been reviewed.

2017 BBQ Team Vendor Application

AUGUST 18-20, 2017
Friday 5-10PM | Sat./Sun. 12-10PM
Rainbow Lagoon Park, Long Beach, CA

Vendor Space Fee(*)

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plus $100 refundable cleaning deposit.

VIP Rib Village
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At an agreed upon per slab fee (based on market price) to be paid by Long Beach BBQ Festival to you.

BBQ Compettion
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People's Choice
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Official BBQ Team Name(*)
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Promo Description
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A brief promotional description to tell people about you.

Company Name (if applicable)
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Contact Name(*)
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Email Address(*)
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Address(*)
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Sales Tax Permit #(*)
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City and State(*)
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(Sales Tax Permit # issued in)

List retail prices of all products to be sold(*)
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Each item listed must have retail prices and cannot sell glass containers. SELLING OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IS PROHIBITED. O Entertainment reserves the right to prohibit the sale or rental of any item of merchandise or FOOD.

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The undersigned agrees to abide by the official rules of O Entertainment to staff their booth during all festival hours, adhere to the retail prices listed above, to not drive vehicles on fairgrounds during festival hours, adhere to all electrical, fire, health and other codes whether local, county, state or federal, and to clean their booth space.

There is overnight security, however, the Long Beach BBQ Festival is not responsible or liable for accidents, damage, loss or theft of materials/items/personal property left overnight. You may not bring alcohol into the festival site. However, alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase onsite for consumption though you may not take alcohol outside of the festival area.

Long Beach City Noise Ordinance which prohibits sound is effective at 10PM (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and will be strictly enforced.

All gambling and illegal activity is prohibited.

Each BBQ Team is responsible for the management of their waste disposal to designated roll-offs onsite for the event. Disposal of trash into waste receptacles (trash cans) is prohibited.

BBQ Teams are responsible for their own parking permit. Parking is controlled solely by Long Beach Convention Center and not the Long Beach BBQ Festival. If you need assistance, contact us.

If booth space is left vacant without prior permission of O Entertainment, BBQ Team is subject to a $50 per day fine and/or having the space resold to another vendor. Any BBQ Team not paying in full their space fee before opening day must pay an additional $100 late fee for the space.

By clicking the SUBMIT button, you agree to the terms and conditions.