Canada’s oldest and largest Chili and BBQ festival returns this weekend

Apr 25 2019, 5:08 pm

The annual Canadian Festival of Chili and Barbecue will be bringing the heat to downtown Langley for its 32nd year.

With two entire days of delicious, smoky fun for everyone, this is the oldest and largest Chili and BBQ competition in Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

Canadian Chili & BBQ Society

The event is completely volunteer-run and operated, raising over $50,000 for the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund and Young Burn Survivors Camp so far.

Upon arrival at the festival, visitors will be greeted by a team of firefighter volunteers, receiving a sampling wristband and a bowl of Firehouse Chili on the first day (May 4), or a sampling wristband and a Pumper Pulled Pork sandwich on the second day (May 5) for a minimum donation of $5.

The first day of the festival will feature the Canadian International CASI Chili Championship, BC’s Best Burger, BC Chefs Challenge Championships, two Kids Q categories, and the Canadian SCA Steak Championships. The second day will feature the BC BBQ Championship, where teams will compete in Pork Shoulder, Beef Brisket, Chicken, and Ribs.

There will be over $15,000 in cash and prizes available over the two days of the festival!

Canadian Chili & BBQ Society

Limited samples of the competing teams’ delicious Chili and BBQ will be available to those who have received a sampling wristband from the team of firefighter volunteers, while supplies last.

On-site at the festival, you will also find a variety of food trucks and Growler Beer Sales from Kwantlen Brew Lab.

Come and take in the sights and smells of some serious competition. There’s nothing like the smell of a good barbecue.

Chili & BBQ Festival 2019

When: May 4 & 5

Where: Kwantlen Polytechnic University — 20901 Langley Bypass

Price: By donation

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