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Turf & Surf BBQ State Championship 2019

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#BETonBBQ in August

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

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Top professional BBQ teams will compete for more than $15,000 in cash prizes and sample their tastiest slow-smoked meats in hopes of winning the coveted People’s Choice award.

All-You-Can-Eat Championship BBQ, Seafood & Dessert samples are included with your ticket to the historic Del Mar track. You also get 5 beer or non-alcoholic beverage tickets and entrance to the event.

The Turf & Surf BBQ State Championship is sanctioned by The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS).

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

Join us Aug. 18 in Del Mar and experience the West Coast BBQ Movement in person.

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 growing West Coast BBQ Movement.

Become a Part of the West Coast BBQ Movement and Contact Us Today!

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

Memphis in May, The American Royal World Series of Barbecue, and The Jack Daniels International BBQ Championship all started with humble beginnings. So did we. Enjoy the iconic appeal of the Del Mar Races in the summer as you overlook the Pacific Ocean and enjoy amazing craft barbecue.

Sponsorship Opportunities:


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BBQ Team Competition

  • 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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Media Coverage

KCBS #BETonBBQ @DelMarRacing

Food and Fun at Del Mar

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

Join us for one of the most exciting, and sexiest, BBQ contests on the West Coast.

Enjoy a thrilling cooking competition and eat slow-smoked craft meats and other treats made by top pitmasters and chefs!

Some of the best professional BBQ teams will be selling their low-and-slow specialties and so will award-winning restaurants.

Here are some of those who will be showing off their specialties at the Turf & Surf BBQ State Championship:

Grand Ole BBQ y Asado

Coops West Texas BBQ

Corbin's Q

Scratch BBQ

Del's Hideout

Pig Roaster's BBQ

Valley Farm Market

Cali Comfort BBQ

Live Cooking Demonstrations by:

Sam Zien - Sam The Cooking Guy

Chef David Rose - Big Green Egg Demo

Sterling Ball - Big Poppa Smokers

Gene Goycochea - Cali Comfort BBQ Pitmaster

Join us in beautiful Del Mar:







Get involved in the West Coast BBQ Movement!

Contact us today for opportunities to join up with an Annual Championship BBQ Event that is creating a big buzz in the world of competition BBQ.