The Lower Mainland’s largest BBQ competition returns for a 7th sizzling year
Dozens of BBQ pitmasters and their teams from the Pacfic Northwest will set up camp in Langley on Sunday, September 16th for one of the community’s most popular events, the BBQ on the Bypass. The 7th annual free event has become known as the Lower Mainland’s largest BBQ competition which attracts thousands of BBQ enthusiasts every year who turn out to enjoy the sites, sounds and flavours of a southern style BBQ competition. The event will feature live music, displays, vendors, BBQ samples and family fun.
Thirty BBQ teams will be competing for thousands of dollars in cash prizes and trophies, including the title as the BBQ on the Bypass Grand Champion and a chance to compete at the Jack Daniel’s World BBQ Championships in Tennessee. New this year, is the JD Farms Black Box competition and the Fraserway RV Team Spirit Award. Amateur pie bakers are also being invited to participate in the Great BC Bake Off with prizes provided by Well Seasoned.
The event will be emceed by well known culinary expert, Chef Dez. Local rock cover band, OS5 will perform with lead singer, Karen Lee Batten, a three time winner of the BCCMA Lead Female Vocalist of the Year and a finalist on the first season of Canadian Idol. Throughout the day there will be activities for children like face painting and games. The panel of PNWBA certified judges will include Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender.
What: 2012 BBQ on the Bypass
When: Sunday, September 16
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: 20771 Langley Bypass, Langley, B.C.
Details: Free admission to the Lower Mainland’s largest BBQ competition and family-friendly event featuring live music, displays, vendors and samples.
ABOUT THE BBQ ON THE BYPASS
Founded in 2005 by award winning pitmaster, Angie Quaale, “BC’s Queen of BBQ” and the owner of the Well Seasoned, the BBQ on the Bypass has become a popular event amongst competitors and the public alike. Quaale’s vision was to create a regional competition certified by the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association for local competitors to showcase their skills and win prizes. The event quickly blossomed into an annual community event which attracts thousands of BBQ fans throughout B.C., Alberta and the United States. In 2012, teams will compete in the categories of beef brisket, ribs, chicken, pork butt and a black box category for a chance to earn trophies and cash prizes, plus an opportunity to compete in the Jack Daniel’s World BBQ Championship in Tennessee. www.bbqonthebypass.com