THIS IS A LICENSED ALL AGES EVENT. Patrons aged 18 years and over must present a legal form of valid photo identification at the event entry or to access licensed areas, such as a current Australian driver's license (international driver's licenses won't be accepted), State Approved 'Proof Of Age' card or a valid Passport. Children aged 16 years and under will be admitted free with a ticket-holding parent or legal guardian, and must be accompanied at all times.
Yak Ales Melbourne Barbecue Festival 2016
In February this year, crowds of meat-loving Melburnians descended on the Queen Victoria Market to eat barbecue and watch competitive barbecue teams from around Australia battle it out in the Southern Hemisphere's first American-style cook-off sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). After the huge success of its inaugural year the Yak Ales Melbourne Barbecue Festival will be held at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday 6 February 2016.
The best performing Australian team at the Yak Ales Melbourne Barbecue Festival cook-off will be invited to represent Australia at internationally renowned barbecue contests in the United States, including the American Royal World Series of Barbecue Invitational, and be in the draw for the prestigious KCBS-run Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue.
Matt Vitale, Co-founder and Festival Director says, "We are so excited to be hosting the KCBS here in Melbourne again. With a bigger venue, more teams including several from overseas, more barbecue and an action-packed program of music, entertainment and demos, it's going to be a really fun day out."
The festival will also feature:
- barbecue food stalls including some of Melbourne's finest pitmasters and culinary talent;
- barbecue cooking demonstrations by local and international barbecue experts;
- equipment exhibitors showcasing the latest local and imported barbecue products on the market; and
- live entertainment and DJs.
In 2016, the Yak Ales Melbourne Barbecue Festival also includes an action-packed, week-long celebration of all things barbecue, including classes and events at venues around Melbourne, featuring local and international barbecue experts, and a free admission barbecue street food festival at the Queen Victoria Market on Sunday 31 January 2016.
And for Sydney barbecue lovers, Sydney's first American-style barbecue food festival sanctioned by the KCBS, the Yak Ales Sydney Barbecue Festival fires up on Saturday 30 January 2016, in the beautiful surrounds of The Domain.
The KCBS will again be holding barbecue-cooking classes, led by multi-award winning pitmaster Jim Johnson, and KCBS certified barbecue-judging classes, where students will be taught the finer points of what to look for in award-winning competition-style barbecue.
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Melbourne Barbecue Festival is committed to providing an amazing event at fair pricing.
Tiered ticketing will start at $20 and Children up to 16 years old with a paying guardian will be admitted free.