Press Release: Barn Burner BBQ Kicks off the 2016 BBQ Season

The News:
[Chilliwack, BC] The second annual Barn Burner BBQ, co-presented by Johnston’s Pork and Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry is back Sunday, March 20 at the Farm Store, 4540 Simmons Rd to kick off the 2016 BBQ season.

This free-to-attend, family-friendly BBQ extravaganza is officially sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society. Donations will be accepted upon entry for Envision Financial’s Full Cupboard, which benefits the Chilliwack care and share community food bank.

The competition will witness the battle of the BBQ in four main categories: Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Chicken, and Ribs. The winning team with the highest total points in all four categories will take home their share of $5000 in prize money, along with the Barn Burner BBQ Grand Championship trophy and bragging rights.

Teams will also compete in a “Black Box” cook-off. This “Iron Chef” style competition gives these BBQ competitors a chance to show off their more creative side. They will each be presented with a black box with four mystery ingredients. Those ingredients must be incorporated into a single dish and submitted to the judges, who will award points based on originality, taste and presentation. It is sure to be a very tasty battle.

Judges confirmed for the Black Box competition include:

Chef Dez, local celebrity and cookbook author, will be returning as the emcee, while meat lovers of all ages are invited to join the festivities including a live band performance, climbing wall, face-painting and free samples of delicious BBQ meat. If the samples don’t quite fill you up, Poomba’s Smokehouse Food Truck will be on site selling even more bbq.

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Photo and interview opportunities available

To schedule an interview before or during the event, please contact Kathleen Beveridge at kathleen@townhallbrands.com or 604.999.1934.

Photos from the 2015 BarnBurner BBQ: http://bit.ly/20zL3Bc

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go! Fraser Valley Goes to Chilliwack!

We were so fortunate to not just attract more than 4,000 visitors to our inaugural event, but we also scored some excellent press coverage that resulted in this video by go! Fraser Valley on ShawTV.

While there is no substitute for being on site and getting to taste the award winning BBQ, this video showcase gets a honourable mention for featuring the Black Box event and our local teams!

Press Release: Saskatchewan Pit Crew Captures the Grand Championship at the Inaugural BBQ Competition

Prairie Smoke and Spice kick off the BBQ season as Grand Champion in Chilliwack

“We could not be happier with the people of Chilliwack and the surrounding communities who made it out to taste with us today,” says organizer Angie Quaale. “We appreciate all of the visiting teams and the sponsors, who really made today special,” she continues. “Now that we can see how much Chilliwack loves low and slow BBQ, we are certain this will become an annual event event at the Farm Store.”

In Short:

The inaugural Barn Burner BBQ Competition, presented in Chilliwack by Johnston’s Pork and Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry was a huge success. 21 teams competed for the Grand Championship which was captured by Saskatchewan team Prairie Smoke and Spice. Learn more at www.barnburnerbbq.ca.

Media Contacts:
Amy Chen | Town Hall | 778.998.0036

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Press Release: Barn Burner BBQ Brings the Heat to Chilliwack this March.

A free and sizzling fun day for family and children of all ages!

“One of the many reasons I love food is because it is the perfect medium to bring people closer together in a community,” says competition organizer Angie Quaale, owner of Well Seasoned and the host of the decade-old annual BBQ Off The Bypass competition. “Barn Burner BBQ is one of those events where the community comes together to have fun, celebrate its passion for food and support each other locally,”
she explains.

In Short:

Where there’s smoke and meat, there’s barbecue and fun: Barn Burner Barbecue

(BBBBQ) kicks-off Canada’s first 2015 BBQ competition in Chilliwack, British Columbia on March 22 from 11am to 5pm at the Farm Store located on 4540 Simmons Road. In its first year, Barn Burner BBQ is a free, one-day event featuring 21 teams from across the Pacific Northwest, Alberta and Saskatchewan set to compete for the championship. Meat lovers of all ages are invited to join the festivities including a live band performance, climbing wall, face-painting and free samples of delicious BBQ meat.

Media Contacts:
Amy Chen | Town Hall | 778.998.0036

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Press Release: First Annual Barn Burner BBQ 2015 Competition Arrives in Canada

Fun, Fire, Wood and BBQ at its finest

“This event will unite BBQ enthusiasts from all across North America who join the quest for ultimate finger-licking barbeque,” says competition organizer Angie Quaale, owner of Well Seasoned and the host of the decade-old annual BBQ Off The Bypass competition. “There is no doubt in my mind,” she continues, “that the first Canadian Barn Burner championship will be a smoking hot event and one to remember.”

In Short:

Mark your calendar, save the date, and dig out your bib! The Canadian BBQ competition season starts in Chilliwack on March 22 – with the all new Barn Burner BBQ Competition, presented by Johnston’s Pork & Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry. This is a free family event – learn more at barnburnerbbq.ca.

Proceeds from the event will go to support ranmission.ca, a non-profit organization feeding the hungry, and providing shelter for the homeless in Chilliwack.

Media Contacts:
Amy Chen | Town Hall | 778.998.0036
Ritika Dhirmalani| Town Hall | 604.603.9394
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