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The Turf & Surf BBQ State Championship

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BBQ Team Sign Ups

4th Annual Championship Event

Over $15,000 in cash and prizes

California State Championship

Sanctioned KCBS Contest

Historic Pacific Classic Del Mar Racing Weekend

Limited to 45 BBQ Teams

Huge Opportunities for People's Choice Teams with Prizes

4 Standard KCBS Competition Categories: Brisket, Pork Ribs, Pork and Chicken

2 Bonus Competition Categories: Tri-Tip & Open Seafood

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The 4th Annual Turf & Surf BBQ State Championship: Celebrate the West Coast BBQ Movement.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

This competition sanctioned by the The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS).

The top professional BBQ teams will be not only competing for over $15,000 in cash prizes but they will also be sampling their tastiest slow-smoked meats in hopes of winning the coveted People’s Choice award.

Limited to only 3,000 lucky BBQ Aficionados, this unique foodie-focused fire event will sell out and be covered by the top local media talent in the business. Do NOT get left out watching the event happen on social media, wishing you had purchased tickets.

All-You-Can-Eat Championship BBQ, Seafood & Dessert samples include your ticket to the track, (5) beer or non-alcoholic beverage tickets and your entrance to the event.

The turf meets the surf at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the San Diego summer while you #BETonBBQ and explore the culinary talents of the West Coast BBQ Movement.

Become a Part of the West Coast BBQ Movement!

With the partnership with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and committed long-term partners, we are creating an annual food experience event to rival the best barbecue events in the United States.

Memphis in May, The American Royal & The Jack Daniels International BBQ Championship all started with humble beginnings yet none of them have the advantage of the iconic appeal of the Del Mar Races in the summer overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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7 Reasons Why Del Mar is the Sexiest Place on Earth for Championship BBQ

Join us for the sexiest barbecue contest on the West Coast and sample slow smoked meats from the top pitmasters!

Not only will the some of best professional bbq teams be selling their best low-n-slow que but we hope to announce more local award winning restaurants like these who will be on site as well showing off their turf & surf bbq specialties:

Grand Ole BBQ y Asado

Coops West Texas BBQ

Corbin's Q

The Smok'd Hog

The Pioneer BBQ

Valley Farm Market

Cali Comfort BBQ  

Live Cooking Demonstrations

Big Green Egg - "Dr. BBQ" Ray Lampe

Sam The Cooking Guy - Not Not Tacos

Gene Goycochea - Cali Comfort BBQ Pitmaster

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