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Turf & Surf BBQ Championships

Join us for one of the most exciting, and sexiest, BBQ contests on the West Coast. Enjoy a thrilling cooking competition and eat slow-smoked craft meats and other treats made by top pitmasters and chefs! Some of the best professional BBQ teams will be selling their low-and-slow specialties and so will award-winning restaurants.

About the Event

Top professional BBQ teams will compete for more than $15,000 in cash prizes and sample their tastiest slow-smoked meats in hopes of winning the coveted People’s Choice award.

All-You-Can-Eat Championship BBQ, Seafood & Dessert samples are included with your ticket to the historic Del Mar track. You also get 5 beer or non-alcoholic beverage tickets and entrance to the event.

The Turf & Surf BBQ State Championshipis sanctioned by The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS).

Limited to only 3,000 lucky BBQ Aficionados, this unique foodie-focused event will sell out and be covered by the top local media talent in the business. Do NOT get left out watching the fun happen on social media, wishing you had purchased tickets.

The turf meets the surf at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the San Diego summer while you #BETonBBQ and explore the culinary talents of the growing West Coast BBQ Movement.

Become a Part of the West Coast BBQ Movement and Contact Us Today!

Thanks to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and our committed long-term partners and sponsors, we are creating an annual food experience event to rival the best barbecue events in the United States.

Memphis in May, The American Royal World Series of Barbecue, and The Jack Daniels International BBQ Championship all started with humble beginnings. So did we. Enjoy the iconic appeal of the Del Mar Races in the summer as you overlook the Pacific Ocean and enjoy amazing craft barbecue.

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