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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Save the Date: 9th Annual Vista BBQ Classic in Historic Downtown Vista, California


The Vista BBQ Classic is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) and will be taking place in Historic Downtown Vista. 40+ BBQ teams from around the country will be setting up camp on Friday, July 28, 2017 and lighting their fires (start their smokers) that afternoon/evening. On Saturday, July 29th, they will be putting the finishing touches on their prized meats (chicken, pork, pork ribs, and brisket) to compete for a total of $10,000 in prize money, KCBS points, and trophies.

Saturday, July 29 Line-up:

  • Taste some of the teams mouth-watering BBQ (tasting starts at 12 p.m.)
  • Explore the food fest and marketplace
  • Enjoy a swig and puff at the whiskey & cigar saloon
  • Watch the 2nd Annual “Miss Q Classic” beauty pageant
  • Cheer on the competitors at the “Kids Q” kettle BBQ contest
  • Support the Special Olympics with a full plate of BBQ with two sides for $12
  • Enter the line dancing competition and/or watermelon and pie eating contests
  • Listen to music from a DJ and live entertainment featuring Mariachi, Ballet, & Folkloric


Smoking Jokers at Horse Town Brew N' Que
BBQ Teams (as of 6/30/2017)



For more information:
Historic Downtown Vista
S. Citrus Ave. and E. Broadway
Vista, CA 92084
Date/Hours: July 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: FREE
Tasting Tickets: 4 ticket pack – $10, 10 ticket pack - $20, 20 ticket pack - $40

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