It's going to be a busy summer for those who love BBQ competitions.
The Canadian Southern BBQ Association has confirmed that 3 events in Northern Ontario have received sanctioning.
So this is what the summer looks like so far.
Kapuskasing will host it's inaugural and as-yet un-named event on July 25th. This event will happen in conjuction with their Lumberjack Festival. The Lumberjack festival is one of the premier events in Canada and will be a fantastic fit for BBQ in Kap!
Cochrane will host it's 3rd year event : Smoke on the Water. The event is held in conjunction with Summerfest every August. Team Canada BBQ will also be making the trek to Cochrane to provide goodies for those in attendance. This event will be held on August 8th.
Timmins will be hosting it`s inaugural event on Sept 12th. It will be held in conjunction with the fall fair. You can get more info at all of these event at the website linked above or by getting in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each of these competitions will also include a mystery box challenge where competitors receive a box of mystery ingredients and must feed a meal to 3 hungry judges. It's sort of like Chopped on the Food Network. It's fast paced and plenty of fun.
Entry fee for each of the competitions will be 75$. It will include your meat (2 racks of ribs and 2 full chickens) for the BBQ component as well as the ingredients for the mystery box challenge.
Beyond the prizes for best ribs and chicken, Eastview RV has come on board as a sponsor in the Eastview RV Northern Ontario BBQ Challenge Series. Highest scoring team at one of the 3 events will win a Traeger Lil Tex Elite smoker valued at 1000$.
Keep your eyes peeled to this blog for information about all BBQ events in Northern Ontario. Also, join the Timmins and Area BBQ facebook page.
For those of you who will not be competing but would rather judge, judging courses will be offered in all 3 communities before the event. You can show your interest by filling out this form.
It`s going to be a busy summer. We already have 2 other communities in Northern Ontario who are really hoping to host BBQ competitions next summer as well. Who knows what next summer will bring?