Barn Burner Cancelled for 2020

It is with heavy hearts that was have to cancel Barn Burner BBQ this year.

Safety is our top priority, and we can’t in good conscience plan for something when we don’t know what the future holds for COVID-19.

Secondly, we know many of our business partners are not in a position to invest in events right now. Many smaller family businesses, ourselves included, are now facing rapid changes, stress, and in some cases, decreased income. In these hectic times, we cannot ask our collaborators to put marketing dollars into community events.

Even though we had a feeling this was coming, we’re still very disappointed now that it’s officially cancelled. We already miss you – we love spending time with our community, eating great food, and having good times! But we’re confident that Barn Burner 2021 will be greater than ever, and we look forward to reestablishing our connection with you at that time. (Save the date! July 25, 2021!)

We will be in touch with all teams and sponsors in the weeks ahead to wrap up whatever loose ends we need to address.

In the absence of Barn Burner, we ask that if you can, you would still donate to The Full Cupboard (benefitting local food banks). They are especially hard-hit right now, and having Barn Burner cancelled is another lost income source for food banks.

Thank you so much to our Barn Burner family for your understanding! In the words of Bonnie Henry, “Be kind, be calm and be safe.”

Plans are Heating Up for Barn Burner BBQ 2020!

Put Barn Burner BBQ in Your Calendar: July 26, 2020
We’re booking vendors, sponsors, and planning new activities to keep Barn Burner rocking for another year! Hosted on Sunday, July 26, this “Southern Style” professional BBQ competition is a delicious event for the whole family.

All Proceeds for Local Food Banks
Barn Burner is a fundraiser! All proceeds go to Envision’s The Full Cupboard (a local food bank charity). Bring your donations (we suggest $5 per person), plus an empty belly because food trucks and BBQ master samples are on site, as well as musicians, our comedian MC, and great kids’ activities. Last year we exceeded our goal of $10,000. Help us reach our 2020 goal of $15,000 to help our neighbours who need extra help with putting food on the table.

Registration opens March 1, 2020
6th Annual Barn Burner BBQ
Sunday, July 26, 2020 – 10am to 4:30pm
4540 Simmons Road, Chilliwack, BC || #bbbbq

Social Media
Stay up to date on all food trucks, competitors, activities, and musicians. Take pics at the event and tag us! The more people who attend, the more money we can raise for local food banks.
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Media Contact
Johanne Rene
604-823-4435 ext. 217

Become a Sponsor or Vendor

Thank you all who competed in Barn Burner BBQ 2019!

The competition was fierce! Each category was close, with exceptional submissions from all of the competitors that joined us for the 5th Annual Barn Burner BBQ!

$10,215 Raised for Envision Financial’s The Full Cupboard

Barn Burner BBQ 2019 accomplished it’s goal of raising $10,000 to Envision Financial’s The Full Cupboard! We would like to thank everyone who came down to our event on Sunday and supported The Full Cupboard by making a donation. $10,215 is no small number, and this money will make a huge difference in our local community!

Barn Burner BBQ has now helped raise $38,996 towards The Full Cupboard over the years; every penny of that money get fed back into our community, helping raise awareness and feeding families in need.

There were a variety of outlets available to contribute to the Full Cupboard at Barn Burner this year, you may not have even known you were donating! All of those who rode the mechanical bull, bought throws for the dunk tank, purchased sunglasses or water, and simply payed upon entry, you made a donation to The Full Cupboard. 100% of those proceeds went directly to our charitable partner!

Again, a huge thank you to those who came out to support Barn Burner BBQ 2019; it is thanks to you that we were able to raise $10,215!

Barn Burner BBQ 2019’s Grand Champion: Rocky Mountain Smokers!

Congratulations to the winner of the 2019 Barn Burner BBQ Competition: Rocky Mountain Smokers! Our Reserve Champion title went to Big Dog BBQ. A total of 21 amazing teams came out from far and wide to compete, ensuring an exceptionally fierce competition. Everyone gave it all they had, and cooked up some insanely delicious creations. The samples that the teams gave out were beyond delicious, and we can’t wait to see what next year’s competition brings!

Barn Burner 2019’s Black Box Sponsor was Stapleton Sausage Co.; they provided the competitors with their renowned Blueberry Sausage, which was used to craft many delicious and creative dishes. The winner of the Black Box Category (and last year’s Grand Champion) was Smellaque! They made a gorgeous mushroom risotto with FVSP Duck and Stapletons’ Blueberry Sausage as their Black Box creation.

Thank you to all of the teams that joined the competition; the talent we saw out there was exceptional! Hopefully we will be seeing all of your faces at Barn Burner 2020!

For the full list of results, please visit:…

Envision Financial’s The Full Cupboard

Barn Burner BBQ is a legendary BBQ event where Pitt Masters and their teams compete to be named the Grand Champion, but it’s also a lot more than that. The event exists not only to have a good time, but also to support Envision Financials The Full Cupboard. ALL proceeds raised during the event go to The Full Cupboard, where they are then used to help the local community.

About The Full Cupboard:

Established by Envision Financial, The Full Cupboard is an innovative community program designed to raise food, funds, and awareness for food banks in the communities where Envision Financial operates.

The Full Cupboard | The 2016 Charitable Partner for the BBBBQ in Chilliwack BCTheir goal is to raise 1 million dollars and 100,000 pounds of food by 2023. Since 2013 they’ve raised more than $340,000 and 30,000 pounds of food!

Public entry to the event will be by donation with ALL proceeds going to Envision Financial’s The Full Cupboard, Last year, we raised over $9,500 for our charitable partner in just one day! Working together, we can really make a difference. Help us meet our fundraising goal of $10,000 at BBBBQ 2019!

Additional donations are accepted online or at any Envision Financial Branch location.



Barn Burner BBQ only accepts judges that have taken a KCBS certification course and are KCBS members in good standing with them. We provide our teams with 100% certified judges.

How to Become a Judge

If you are interested in becoming a judge for Barn Burner BBQ 2019, please contact our Competition Coordinator Angie Quaale for more information, and to begin the application process.

Angie Quaale – Competition Coordinator



Mark your calendars for the 5th Annual Barn Burner BBQ, July 21, 2019.

Join the festivities on Sunday, July 21st from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm at the Farm Store in Yarrow. This annual BBQ competition has become Chilliwack’s tastiest community event, promoting tourism in the Fraser Valley while spreading the love, passion and joy for “southern style”. Compete with legendary Pit Masters from across Canada and the Pacific North West. The event will feature food trucks, sponsor exhibits, live music, a kids’ zone, a climbing wall and more.

The winning team with the highest total points in all four categories (Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Chicken, Ribs) will take home their share of $5,000 in prize money, along with the Barn Burner BBQ Grand Championship trophy, bragging rights, and a spot in the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational BBQ in Tennessee.

Teams also compete in a “Black Box” cook-off. This “Iron Chef” style competition presents cooks with a black box containing four mystery ingredients. All ingredients must be incorporated into a single dish and submitted to the judges, who will award points based on originality, taste, and presentation.



Space is limited – be sure to register early to book your spot.

*EARLYBIRD IS OVER* $175 – March 1st – April 30th
$250 – May 1st to July 12th, or while space is available

Johanne Rene
Event Manager

Karen Ketting-Olivier
Event Coordinator

Vendor Applications are Open!

Are you interested in becoming a vendor at our 5th Annual Barn Burner BBQ? We would love to hear from you!

1. Vendor Fee $100 and Food Truck Fee $250, non-refundable for no-shows. (This fee helps raise funds for Envision Financial The Full Cupboard)
2. Space is limited. Priority will be given to vendors already featured in the Farm Store followed by application date.
3. 10×10 Tent provided, please specify if you will require a tent
4. Tables and chairs not provided
5. Power will be available for vendors providing hot samples. Please bring your own equipment and extension cords.
6. Vendor must sell food or food related products and have proper Fraser Health Temporary Market Permit
8. All food and beverage vendors are required to have Fraser Health documents and permits submitted for approval no later than June 21, 2019.
9. All successful applicants will be contacted no later than May 31, 2019.
10. Payment will be required once vendor has received confirmation.
11. Sorry no 3rd party sales, or MLM.



Johanne Rene
Event Manager

Karen Ketting-Olivier
Event Coordinator

Megan Olsen
Vendor Coordinator