Tickets to the 2018 Turf & Surf BBQ State Championship
Buy your ticket now! Choose from VIP or GA. All You Can Eat BBQ!
BBQ Team Sign Ups
3rd 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 70 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 3rd Annual Turf & Surf BBQ State Championship: Celebrate the West Coast BBQ Movement.
Sunday, August 19, 2018
12pm - 1pm Early Entry VIP
1pm - 5pm All-You-Can-Eat General Admission
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.
$60 VIP Pass
Includes a ticket to the races, early entry to meet the Pitmasters at 12pm, unlimited championship BBQ, seafood, dessert samples and (5) craft beer or non-alcoholic beverages tabs.
$40 General Admission
Includes a ticket to the races, event entrance at 1pm, unlimited championship BBQ, seafood, dessert samples and (5) craft beer or non-alcoholic beverages tabs.
$15 for Kids 12 Years or younger. Tickets for Kids available at the entrance to the event.
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.
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:
Live Cooking Demonstrations
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