What is the cost to attend this event?
The event is FREE TO THE PUBLIC.
Where is the event held?
The event will be held at Whitmore Park, corner of North & 3rd Streets in downtown Ceres.
What time does the People's Choice Public Tastings Occur?
You may purchase tickets to sample the People's Choice Tastings from the BBQ Teams participating in this activity. A flag will be hanging from the teams' awnings that are participating. This activity begins at 2 PM following the last turn-in time for the teams. Ribs are served until they run out. If a flag is removed that means the team is out of ribs. We encourage the public to get there early if they want to participate in this event.
What time is the event?
Teams arrive on Friday to setup. Meats are prepared by the teams throughout the day. A Cooks Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Friday evening. The public is welcome to walk around the Competition Area to see the different smokers being used and to talk to the Pitmasters about barbecuing techniques. All teams are optimistic about being crowned Grand Champion. Choose your favorite team on Friday night and come back on Saturday to watch them turn in their meats and cheer them on during the awards.
From Noon to 1:30 p.m. spectators can watch a new meat being judged every half hour. BBQ Food Vendors will be open all day to satisfy your hunger for great BBQ. Spend the day riding the carnival rides, viewing the arts and craft exhibits, purchasing unique gifts from vendors, enjoying the music, eating great food and refreshing yourself with alcoholic and/or non-alcoholic beverages.
Where should I park?
On street parking throughout downtown is available.
What should I bring?
We recommend you bring lawn chairs, blankets and sunscreen.
Can children attend this event?
Yes, of course. This is a family-oriented event.
Do event proceeds benefit a charity?
All proceeds of this event will fund the Ceres Chamber of Commerce. A portion of the net proceeds shall benefit the Ceres Chamber Scholarship Foundation.
For more information, you may contact the Ceres Chamber of Commerce at CeresBandsBrewsandBBQ@gmail.com or call (209) 537-2601.