The Long Beach BBQ Festival features some of the top BBQ pit masters in the country. PorkyNBeans America’s Best Ribs, Howling Coyote specializing in St. Louis-style pork spare ribs, Cowboys Barbecue & Rib Company with over 150 titles. (rib vendors subject to change)
Pit Masters from across the U.S will be selling their award-winning ribs, chicken, sausage, pulled pork, and other mouth watering BBQ dishes. Both amateur and professional categories for judging and trophies.
The BBQ Festival is much more than ribs and pulled pork. Also on hand at the BBQ festival will be live entertainment and plenty of arts and crafts booths. Bring the whole family for a day of fun and finger licking good BBQ ribs and pulled pork plates.
Before you Go
Live entertainment will be provided on all three days including a Children’s Stage on Saturday and Sunday. Food & drinks are on the expensive side. Some rib vendors only sell full racks. Others may sell samples of three ribs. Most booths are cash only. There are ATMs on site.
If you factor in the live entertainment the Long Beach BBQ Festival offers a full day of fun. On the other hand, Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que is located at Rainbow Lagoon and offers a relaxing air-conditioned place to enjoy some amazing BBQ at the same or lower price.
Tickets & Parking
General admission is $15.00. Children 12 and under are free. Your ticket includes a free Souvenir E-Picture. You can get a two dollar off coupon from here if you supply them with your email.
Parking at the Long Beach Convention is ten dollars. You can save $2.00 by parking at Pikes Garage. $8.00 for all day parking.
Long Beach BBQ Festival Vip Rib Village
Rib Village includes VIP seating at a table, service, and dining to include all you can eat ribs from all Rib Cookers, salad, sides, desserts and all you can drink beverages. The VIP Rib Village is adjacent to the main stage giving the ticket holder an up close look at the live entertainment. Price $109 at the gate.
Kids activities at the BBQ festival include carnival games, petting zoo, and face painting.
Hours & Location
Long Beach BBQ Festival Hours. Friday 5-10 pm. Saturday and Sunday 12 noon till 10 pm. Location: Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach, CA.