SAVE THE DATE: October 21st & 22nd, 2017
The Creekside BBQ Battle will come to the Wimmera on October 21st & 22nd, 2017. We can’t wait to welcome the hundreds of American-style ‘low and slow’ barbecue enthusiasts, their friends and families, converge on the Wimmera for one of the biggest and best BBQ competitions in Victoria.
Who brought BBQ competition to Australia?
To find out all about how BBQ competitions came to Australia, go to the Australian Barbecue Alliance website.
You can read about the founders HERE.
And their mission HERE.
What happens at a BBQ Battle?
Teams register for the event via firstname.lastname@example.org and can enter the categories of beef, lamb, pork ribs, pulled pork and chef’s choice. Teams set up on the Saturday and cook their BBQ ‘low and slow’ overnight. By lunchtime Sunday, unable to resist the smells from the banks of the Yarriambiack Creek any longer, people can sample this amazing barbecue food while a range of other family-friendly activities are happening. These will include live music, children’s activities and beer and wine tasting. It will be a market atmosphere with food and drink stalls, plus other barbecue-inspired product stalls. At the same time, judges will be scrutinising the barbecues of each team to select the BBQ competition winners.
What’s the location like for the Creekside BBQ Battle?
Perfect! The Creekside BBQ Battle will be on the banks of the picturesque Yarriambiack Creek in Warracknabeal, halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide. Your hosts Sally and Kevin Gebert have a multi-award winning venue which makes the most of the creekside setting.
Accommodation in Warracknabeal
There is no accommodation available at The Creekside Hotel, however, we highly recommend the following options nearby. Make sure you book early, it’s going to be a popular weekend!
- Country Roads Motel, phone 03 53981811
- The Warrack Motel, phone 03 53981569
Australian Barbecue Wars
A few highlights from the 2015 Australian Barbecue Wars competition at Port MacQuarie