Barbecue events grillin’ Saturday in Anaheim and Queen Mary

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If you love barbecue then you’re in luck this weekend. There are two BBQ events this Saturday, May 13.

The West Anaheim Neighborhood Development Council (WAND) is hosting its 21st Annual Anaheim Western BBQ at Twila Reid Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Yee haw!  WAND will host a full day of family-friendly activities with a wide variety of food options and entertainment. New activities for this year include: Train rides, a cake walk, and a new set up in the park. Admission is free!

There will be opportunity tickets available for amazing prizes, silent auction items, and free cake!

Highlights of the BBQ:
For the Children: We will have pony rides, train rides, Pot Bellied pigs, games, activities, the Anaheim book mobile, interactive displays, on stage entertainment including a reptile show! Disneyland Resort will be hosting their Junior Chef Program.
For the Adults: We will have a Car Show, Health & Wellness Center, the Garden Center, horse shoe games and lots of crafters, vendors, food groups, and a variety of community resources.
Live Entertainment: Local school groups will be performing along with a variety of performers on the main stage. We will also have demonstrations from the Anaheim Police Department.

The Queen Mary welcomes back the fifth annual West Coast BBQ Classic for a finger lickin’ afternoon full of barbeque grillin’ on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The event invites barbeque experts and amateur grill masters to take part in a classic showdown that will leave your taste buds filled with the unmistakable sweet ‘n smoky flavors of BBQ.

The classic will feature BBQ styles from across the country including slow-cooked hickory barbeque from Texas and southern Memphis-style barbeque.

The competition is an official California-State-Certified, KCBS-Sanctioned, BBQ Championship and will bring Southern California’s most accomplished Champion Pitmasters together to compete for a $10,500 cash prize and the coveted title of West Coast BBQ Pitmaster Champion.

Whether you are a barbecue aficionado or simply a foodie fan, the West Coast BBQ Classic offers something for everyone with delicious BBQ samples for only $2 each, live music, backyard games, contests and a merchant market.

Live entertainment will be provided by the country sensation, Scotty Mac Band.

Join in the fun and participate in the watermelon or cobbler eating contests. Children are invited to Kids Country offering games, a bounce house, face painters and potato sack races just for little BBQ fans

Whether you are a barbecue aficionado, a backyard amateur, a person who appreciates great food or just looking for something to do with the whole family, West Coast BBQ Classic will have something for everyone.


$24 General Admission Value Pack: Includes general admission to West Coast BBQ Classic PLUS a starter pack of FIVE (5) tasting tickets with access to the World Famous Queen Mary.

BBQ Tasting Tickets (NO REFUNDS) – Tasting tickets are valid for all food and beverage with exception of alcohol ( 5 BBQ bucks – $10 )

Children 4 and under get free admission.

Parking is $20 per vehicle.


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