The SoCal BBQ Bash And Expo Comes To Pomona

The SoCal BBQ Bash and Expo offers the ultimate blend of family entertainment and a down home BBQ experience. It is the ultimate BBQ festival and showdown. Held at the world celebrated Fairplex in Pomona, the event blends the high energy found in professional BBQ competition with best in food and entertainment.

Yeah, you can chow down on the Que but the festival also give you a rare opportunity to learn from the nation’s top smokers. Cooking classes, demonstrations, workshops and exhibits will be open to the public. You can gain skills that can turn your backyard grill into a Food Network special. Workshops and seminars are offered to improve your food IQ and can help you increase your business profits and improve your skills at home or in your food or catering business.

If you want to have a great time and see how you can stack up against a field of BBQ smokers, the SoCal BBQ Bash is for you. Whether you are a seasoned competitor or backyard buddy, we will guide you through the process of having the experience of your life. The event is sanctioned by the California BBQ Association and the Kansas City BBQ Society. Below are the most recent rules for competition as well as the entry application.

The full competitive series has you competing in all 4 KCBS categories-Chicken, Ribs, Pork and Brisket. Each application includes a PC permit from the health department. The entry fee also includes 20 amps of power and a generous 20 x 40 space. If you have special requirements, please contact us directly. Additional fees apply for additional space, power or full vending. We will assist you.

If you are not quite ready for a full competitive series but want to compete and have your BBQ evaluated by certified BBQ judges and trained professionals, you may enter the BACKYARD series which will require you to complete in two entries, chicken and ribs. Entry fees are reduced providing you with an opportunity to participate in the event, brag to your friends and family—all while still honing your skills.

Bring the kids-SoCal BBQ Bash hosts a a KIDS KORNER, featuring a KIDZ QUE. We feature a KIDS Kooking Klass and other activities that will have your children wanting to help bring home the bacon. An Area Dedicated For Children Will Include Activities Designed For The Young And Young At Heart.
In Addition To Youth Activities Within The KIDS KORNER, Youth Aged 6- 15 May Register To Participate In A Special Kidz BBQ Competition Called KIDS QUE.

Award winning music and entertainment featuring the legendary recording artist, Tierra, and an exhibit featuring WILD AND CRAZY, GRILLS, round out a day of full BBQ experience. Yes there is Beer. A wide variety of food and beverages also share the stage.

For more information on the So Cal BBQ Bash visit their website at For questions or information regarding BACKYARD competition at the Bash, contact BACKYARD coordinator, Paul Richardson at

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