The 2013 Silicon Valley BBQ Championships
The 2013 Silicon Valley BBQ Championships and All City Picnic is the premier BBQ competition on the West Coast. Our competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society or KCBS as we call it, the largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts. KCBS sanctions over 400 BBQ contests from coast-to-coast.
Our event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Santa Clara in partnership with the City of Santa Clara. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Rotary Club of Santa Clara’s many service projects both locally and internationally. The Rotary Club of Santa Clara will also be partnering with other local non-profit organizations to ensure that this is truly a community event.
The 2013 Silicon Valley BBQ Championships and All City Picnic will be held at Santa Clara’s Central Park located at 909 Kiely Blvd. Santa Clara, CA on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29.
Parking is available for a $10 fee and admission is free. We will also have a secure bike watch area for you to store your bicycles.
Sorry, No Pets Allowed; this includes but is not limited to dogs, cats, birds, reptiles or primates. Service animals are permissible.
All items sold, including food and beverage will be CASH ONLY and ATM Machines are available onsite for your convenience.
3:30PM – Parking lots open, see event parking locations for details.
4:00PM – 5:30PM – Cocktail Monkeys band performs hits from the 80’s, 90’s and today.
6:00PM – 8:00PM – Metal Shop band throws a hard rock party
Enjoy great music, food and drinks as you get to watch some of the nation’s top teams prepare their award winning barbeque. This is your chance to speak to the teams as the competition heats up and we get closer to crowning the 2013 BBQ Champion of Silicon Valley.
10:00AM – Parking lots open, see event parking locations for details.
11:00AM – 11:30AM We commence with the welcoming flag ceremony
11:30AM – 1:00PM Grammy Nominated Country Artist Eric Paslay performs
1:30PM – 3:00PM Long Train Runnin’ performs their tribute to the Doobie Brothers
4:00PM – 5:30PM Rodeo House cranks it up with some country rock
6:00PM – 8:00PM California Cowboys keep the country rock going on strong
8:00PM – Event Ends
The Silicon Valley BBQ Championships and All City Picnic will open up at 10:00AM. At that time the 54 BBQ professional teams will be getting close to putting their final touches on their delectable creations. At 12:00PM the professional teams will start to turn in their tasty BBQ to be judged by the knowledgeable panel of Certified KCBS judges. Teams will be competing in four following categories; Pork Ribs, Pulled Pork, Chicken Thighs and Brisket.
While the professional competition is winding down the Backyard BBQ Championships will just be heating up. Watch as 16 teams of Bay Area families, coworkers and friends compete alongside teams of firefighters and police while they do their best to showcase their BBQ skills. This competition will be sure to bring a lot of fun and excitement to the event. Our local Backyard Teams will be competing in two categories; Tri-Tip and Chicken Thighs. This event will be judged by our panel of hand selected local judges.
In addition to the BBQ Championships we will be showcasing over 100 of the Bay Area’s hottest wheels in our 2013 Car-B-Que Championship. Check out these wheels and grills while you stuff your faces with sweet and savory barbeque washed down an ice cold beverage. Don’t pass up the opportunity to cast your vote for your favorite set of wheels and see your favorite vehicle crowned the 2013 Silicon Valley, Car-B-Que Championships Fan Favorite.
The 2013 Silicon Valley BBQ Championships and All City Picnic will have over 15 food vendors and many of the professional teams will be selling samples of their competition level BBQ. There will be soda and waters as well as beer and wine, with over 5 booths locations; to make sure that no matter where you are refreshments are only a few steps away. All items are sold for cash only but several ATM’s will be available for your convenience.
If you’re still hungry for more fun and excitement spend some time on one of the 15 attractions in the KidZone where there is fun for kids of all ages; you can jump in the bounce house, take a ride on the giant slide or see if you have the skills to go 8 seconds on a mechanical bull.
If it’s time for a break, take a ride around the lake on the NASCAR train. Choo! Choo!
We welcome the community to come out and enjoy some food, fun and community.
Before the night is through we will be crowning our champions so don’t miss the excitement and join us at the Silicon Valley BBQ Championships and All City Picnic located at Santa Clara’s beautiful Central Park located at Kiely and Homestead Boulevard in Santa Clara, California.