8th Annual “QUE by the SEA” BBQ Festival & Competition

However you call it, barbecue or barbeque, BBQ, Bar-B-Q or Bar-B-Que, cooking food over an open flame, is practically an American way of life. Come watch, taste and pick your personal favorites at the 8th annual Que by the Sea BBQ Festival & Competition on Grant Avenue in Seaside Heights from Friday, September 16th through Sunday, September 18th.
The 8th annual Que by the Sea BBQ Festival will be held Friday from 5pm to 10pm; Saturday from 10am to 10pm; and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Admission to the festival is FREE! The festival features BBQ food vendors, exciting live musical performances, craft vendors, activities for the kids, and Beer/Sangria with proper ID.
New to the event for 2016 is Buck-A-Bone. Buck-A-Bone allows the general public to purchase tickets for 2oz. samples that are provided by participating competition teams in the Grant Avenue Municipal Parking Lot. Samples will be served Saturday from 12pm to 10pm and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. Tickets will be sold during festival hours at the Buck-A-Bone tent on Grant Ave. Tickets cost $2 for a 2oz. sample.
The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctions the fun-filled main competition on Sunday which includes competitors from all over the tri-state area. Competitors compete in four categories for $13,000 in prize money and awards. The categories include: chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket. Winners are chosen by KCBS certified judges based on appearance, taste, and tenderness. An awards ceremony will commence at 4pm on the Grant Ave stage to announce the Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion and top 10 places in each of the four categories.
The Kansas City Barbeque Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque. It is the world’s largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts. The KCBS mission is to celebrate, teach, preserve, and promote barbeque as a culinary technique, sport and art form. www.kcbs.us


Food, Craft & Retail Vendors – Please contact Kathy at GPS, Inc for vendor application and information.  609-758-5400

2016 Competitor Application Package

Band Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 17

11:30am – 12:30pm Silk & Steel

1:00 – 2:00pm Silk & Steel

3:00 – 4:00pm Mesquite Honey

4:30 – 5:30pm Mesquite Honey

6:30 – 7:30pm Goldenseal

8:00 – 9:00pm Goldenseal

Sunday, Sept. 18

11:30am – 12:30pm Crabdaddy

1:00 – 2:00pm Crabdaddy

3:00 – 4:00pm The VooDUDES

4:30 – 5:30pm The VooDUDES

Teams Competing in the 8th Annual “QUE by the SEA” BBQ Festival:

Chicken Chokers
Smokin’ Hot Piggies
Weekend Smokers
Hallelujah Que
Brisket Burners
Shady Crew BBQ
Dead on Q
Smokin’ Tex BBQ
Burnt Side Down
Smokopolis BBQ
Que and a Half Men
Top Gun BBQ
Hot Rods BBQ
We Rib U Long Time
Fire Ants BBQ
BBQ Pit King
Local Smoke BBQ
Right on Cue
Sam’s Best BBQ
Rockin Robyns BBQ
Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ
Bone Yard Smokers
Late Night Hoggers
Bearded Pigs BBQ
Finn’s Finest BBQ
Little Lukes BBQ
Pig Man and the Sounders
We BBQ for You
LAVA BBQ Company
Moon River Barbeque
Dr. Pearl’s Medicinal Smoke BBQ Team
Herder Herder BBQ
Lo’-N-Slo’ BBQ
Dante’s Inferno
Reed Boyz BBQ
Old Coaches BBQ
Team BoyBQ
Tom Tom Bob A Que
Bite Back BBQ
Biker BBQ


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Start Time:
Sep 16th 2016, 05:00 PM
End Time:
Sep 18th 2016, 06:00 PM

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