This long weekend the Blarney Stone plays host to a two day BBQ and Chili Festival. This is the first ever festival of its kind for downtown Vancouver and it’s free for the general public. Come check out this festival as twelve Gastown Restaurants compete in the ultimate BBQ and chili cook-off. Proceeds go to Athletics 4 Kids, a local charity that helps underprivileged kids participate in Sports.
The BBQ competition will take place on Saturday and the chili competition will take place on the Sunday. There will be celebrity judges, including the Canucks, Jason Garrison, Global TV’s Sophie Lui, Joe Leary, and chef Peter Gray.
On Sunday night the awards for the best BBQ & Chili will be handed out during the Blarney Stone’s 3rd Annual Labour Day Luau. Carrall Street, between Cordova Street and Water Street, will be closed off to traffic. In place of cars you’ll see BBQ’s, picnic tables, face painting and balloons for the kids, live music and more.
What: Gastown BBQ and Chili Festival 2012
Where: Carrall Street (between Cordova and Water Street)
Dates: Saturday September 1, 2012 and Sunday September 2, 2012