Gastown hosts this week-end the 2nd Annual BBQ and Chilli Festival. This outdoor festival is all about delicious food, craft beer, live entertainment, DJs, and family fun. If you refuse to admit that summer is bowing out, this is the place to join hundreds in denial too. The atmosphere is festive, there is a porky smell in the air and no shortage of hot sauce. Paradise on earth would agree Gassy Jack!
Hungry festival-goers can sample different kinds of barbecued meat and chilli from over 12 Gastown restaurants. One token (4 for $10 or 10 for $20) buys you two chicken wings or pork ribs, a slice of beef brisket, a bowl of chili or a side dish. It is up to you — and to the four judges— to decide which ones are the best. To find out who takes home the award for the best ribs, wings, brisket and chili, stick around on Sunday evening for the Blarney Stone’s 4th Annual Labour Day Luau.
And more proteins!
Listen to some music…
And eat some more!
People holding their breath as Vancouver Canucks and judge for the event, Jason Garrison, shoots.. and scores!
Friendly staff and long line-ups!
Whet caught cheating (oysters was not part of the event title but we can’t be mad at you!)
Meat so good that even sunglasses cannot handle it!
Sold out! Make sure you come early!
New this year is the craft beer tasting. Many BC breweries take part in the event serving up draught beer made locally. Amongst them are Parallel 49, R&B brewing and Russell Brewing.
Plus, all that summer fun will benefit Athletics 4 Kids as funds raised over the weekend will be given to this charity.
Dates: August 31 and September 1
Time: 1 to 8 pm
Location: Carrall St, between Cordova and Water St.