Join us for Facepainting, Rock Climbing, Live Entertainment and of course, BBQ samples!

Join Us for Some Family Fun!

This fully-sanctioned Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) BBQ competition will attract BBQ fans of all ages from throughout the Fraser Valley.

Attendees will taste delicious BBQ samples, groove to the live band performance, visit local vendors, enjoy free climbing wall and face painting, all while being a part of a smoking fun event.

Event entry will be by donation. At the end of the day, proceeds from the event will support The Full Cupboard, a non-profit organization in Chilliwack that feeds the hungry!


Press Release: Barn Burner BBQ Kicks off the 2016 BBQ Season

The News:
[Chilliwack, BC] The second annual Barn Burner BBQ, co-presented by Johnston’s Pork and Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry is back Sunday, March 20 at the Farm Store, 4540 Simmons Rd to kick off the 2016 BBQ season.

This free-to-attend, family-friendly BBQ extravaganza is officially sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society. Donations will be accepted upon entry for Envision Financial’s Full Cupboard, which benefits the Chilliwack care and share community food bank.

The competition will witness the battle of the BBQ in four main categories: Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Chicken, and Ribs. The winning team with the highest total points in all four categories will take home their share of $5000 in prize money, along with the Barn Burner BBQ Grand Championship trophy and bragging rights.

Teams will also compete in a “Black Box” cook-off. This “Iron Chef” style competition gives these BBQ competitors a chance to show off their more creative side. They will each be presented with a black box with four mystery ingredients. Those ingredients must be incorporated into a single dish and submitted to the judges, who will award points based on originality, taste and presentation. It is sure to be a very tasty battle.

Judges confirmed for the Black Box competition include:

Chef Dez, local celebrity and cookbook author, will be returning as the emcee, while meat lovers of all ages are invited to join the festivities including a live band performance, climbing wall, face-painting and free samples of delicious BBQ meat. If the samples don’t quite fill you up, Poomba’s Smokehouse Food Truck will be on site selling even more bbq.


Photo and interview opportunities available

To schedule an interview before or during the event, please contact Kathleen Beveridge at or 604.999.1934.

Photos from the 2015 BarnBurner BBQ:

Suggested Tweets:

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Chef Dez returns for the 2016 BBBBQ as MC!

Chef Dez is back!

Chef Dez is excited to be back as our MC for the 2016 Barn Burner BBQ and we’re happy to have him! Save the date! Sunday March 20 – we hope to see you there!

Poombas Food Truck will be on site all day at BBBBQ 2016 | Come Hungry!

Get your Q’ here: Poomba’s Food Truck

We’re happy to announce that Poomba’s Food Truck will be on site ALL DAY selling BBQ to those looking to chow down. Follow Poomba’s Smokehouse on Facebook: and come hungry on March 20th!

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2016 Registration is now open!

We’re happy to announce registration is now open for 2016 competitors! Visit CanadaQ now to reserve your spot!

Last year, we filled up, so be sure to book today! Room for a limited number of trailers and RVs with advance notice. Electricity, hot water and washrooms on site!

Thank you so much to Go!Vancouver for making the trek out to Chilliwack and shooting this excellent segment!

go! Fraser Valley Goes to Chilliwack!

We were so fortunate to not just attract more than 4,000 visitors to our inaugural event, but we also scored some excellent press coverage that resulted in this video by go! Fraser Valley on ShawTV.

While there is no substitute for being on site and getting to taste the award winning BBQ, this video showcase gets a honourable mention for featuring the Black Box event and our local teams!

Thank you to Follow Me Foodie + Passion for Pork for joining us for BBBQ 2015!

Follow Me Foodie has a Passion for Pork!

We can’t get enough of this AWESOME Passion for Pork video of Mijune Pak, from Follow Me Foodie, took you behind the scenes of the Barn Burner BBQ Black Box Competition event.

Be sure to visit the Passion for Pork website for some incredible photos of the spectacular submissions as well as a great selection of recipes and other events featuring Pork from Western Canada.

Thanks for joining us! We can’t wait to have you back next year.

Press Release: Saskatchewan Pit Crew Captures the Grand Championship at the Inaugural BBQ Competition

Prairie Smoke and Spice kick off the BBQ season as Grand Champion in Chilliwack

“We could not be happier with the people of Chilliwack and the surrounding communities who made it out to taste with us today,” says organizer Angie Quaale. “We appreciate all of the visiting teams and the sponsors, who really made today special,” she continues. “Now that we can see how much Chilliwack loves low and slow BBQ, we are certain this will become an annual event event at the Farm Store.”

In Short:

The inaugural Barn Burner BBQ Competition, presented in Chilliwack by Johnston’s Pork and Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry was a huge success. 21 teams competed for the Grand Championship which was captured by Saskatchewan team Prairie Smoke and Spice. Learn more at

Media Contacts:
Amy Chen | Town Hall | 778.998.0036

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Congrats to the Grand Champions: Prairie Smoke & Spice

Thank you so much to all the teams who participated in the inaugural Barn Burner BBQ Competition. It was a fierce battle, but in the end, Prairie Smoke & Spice is named Grand Champion. Congratulations also belongs to our Reserve Champion, Lake House BBQ, who came in second in overall points.

Click more to see all the top 10 results for Overall, Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork, Brisket and Black Box. For the full results, please visit the KCBS website:

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Map to BBBBQ | Chilliwack, BC

Getting Here!

Download our printable PDF map!

Getting to the 2015 Barn Burner BBQ Competition is easy! We’ve drawn you a simplified map here for your reference:

Or perhaps you prefer Google Maps?

  • From #1 Highway:
  • Take edit 104 onto No. 3 Road towards Yarrow, Cultus Lake
  • Keep right on No. 3 Road E towards Yarrow, Cultus Lake
  • At the end of the road, turn right onto Tolmie Rd.
  • Turn left onto No. 3 Rd.
  • At the end of the road, turn left onto Yarrow Central Rd.
  • Turn left onto Simmons Rd. The Farm Store at 4540 Simmons Rd is on your right. Parking signage to direct you to the offsite parking lot should be clearly visible from here!