BBQ Music Fest

August 16-18, 2024

Friday 5-11PM | Saturday 12-11PM | Sunday 12-8PM

Times are subject to change without notice. FREE PARKING.
Children 12 and under are FREE (carnival rides and games, food, drinks are not included).

The competition is fierce and the flavors rich as the battle rages on...

Welcome to the official website of the the BBQ Music Fest.

The 2024 BBQ Music Fest will be held August 16-18, 2024 at the spacious green park - Huntington Beach Sports Complex located in Huntington Beach, California. FREE PARKING!

It's a three-day BBQ extravaganza featuring live entertainment from local bands, a smokin’ food court (including non-BBQ related items), DJ and dance lessons, cantinas, local artisans, carnival rides and games, a children's area with magic shows and balloon twisting (Sat. and Sun.). Taste and experience firsthand the fiery chicken, pulled pork, tri-tip, pork ribs, sausages... and sides (all available for purchase) that makes barbecue so popular in the USA — all while you enjoy taking an E-picture at the free souvenir photo booth, catch a game at the live sports tent, sing along to all your favorite songs at the karaoke lounge with a live band (Fri. & Sat. night), treat yourself to a first-class tequila/whiskey tasting experience by El Baston del Rey (Voted #1) and more.

Award-winning national BBQ pitmasters will make their way to the festival to battle it out against local barbecue gurus (grillers) for grand title for the Best BBQ and your vote as the People's Choice Favorite. Trust us, the competition will be intense and the flavors rich in a fierce effort to produce the best that their secret recipes have to offer.

First place winners from seasons past are returning to battle it out among new comers as well...It’s time to grab the family, put on loose clothes, come with an empty stomach and head to the BBQ Music Fest Extravaganza, right here in Southern California.

Sampling Free Full Size Bottles of Sauce at BBQ Music Fest.

Sampling Free McCafe signature coffees, iced coffees and smoothies at BBQ Music Fest (Sat/Sun).

Battle for amateur pitmasters - Sunday, August 2024

ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH: Grillers will battle it out among themselves to see if they've got what it takes to be the next BBQ champ. More than 25 BBQ backyard chefs will face off to take home the prize and grand title. It’s an event that allows anyone who wants to “get their feet wet” in the world of BBQ competition to do so. Festival goers will get a firsthand look at how seriously barbequers take their grilling as they show off their skills. You can look, smell and often taste. If you ask when a team isn’t busy preparing an entry for the judges, you can get some practical tips on how to improve your home barbeque cooking skills.

These amateur pitmasters will face a table of four official judges and four judges of their peers (at random draw). YOU CAN BE A JUDGE! We'll draw judges at random on August 18, 2024 at 1:30PM.

2022 Entertainment Highlights

Hollywood U2

Award Winning U2 tribute band performing songs that span U2's 40+ year career with the accuracy, passion, heart and soul of U2. As seen on "The World's Greatest Tribute Bands" PLAYING FRIDAY.

JT Harker

JT has opened for established country artists Jake Owen, Chase Bryant, Josh Thompson, Josh Abbot Band, Muscadine Bloodline, Devin Dawson, RaeLynn and Love and Theft, among others. A must see. PLAYING SATURDAY.

The Reflexx

Southern California's New Wave 80s Band. The Reflexx have opened for many original 80's artists, The Reflexx is a must see live experience. PLAYING SATURDAY.

Shotgun Jefferson

Shotgun Jefferson is a Southern California based Country Rock band, well known for their energetic “Rock Show” performances. PLAYING SUNDAY.

BBQ Music Fest - Come Hungry

Ready your bib for one long weekend of smoking-hot recipes, family fun and fiery competition between spatula-wielding grill masters. The aromas of smoked meat and burning wood will make you drool like a fool as you scan the food court for firsts, seconds, thirds, and so on. Pulled pork sandwiches, fresh-off-the-bone ribs, tangy barbecue chicken and many other finger-licking dishes deserve space on your plate.

Award-winning pitmasters from all over the nation and Southern California’s finest will get in each other’s grill and crank out the most flavorful meats to ever grace your taste buds. While the sweet, savory sauces trickle down your arm, you’ll have the opportunity to cast your vote and determine the People’s Choice Favorite.

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FREE Souvenir E-Photo

FREE Souvenir E-Photo included with General Admission. Get dressed up in hats, bandanas, mustaches, cowboy gear and more — We Got it All!! Many props to choose from to make it fun to get your picture taken. It’s FREE! Ready or not...there’s a new sheriff in town and your wanted for having too much fun! SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT! On a first-come, first-served basis.

Capture the moment adorning fun props in front of a themed backdrop. Share your souvenir ePhotos with family and friends.
BBQ Teams - The Battle is On...

The Battle is On...
Pitmasters vs. Locals

The competition is fierce and the flavors rich as award-winning pitmasters battle local barbeque grillers.

Acclaimed winning national BBQ Cooking Teams vs. local grillers who will be going head-to-head in match-ups to dethrone the title holders. WHO WILL TAKE HOME THE ULTIMATE TITLE? That's the question waiting to be answered!
You Be the Judge

People's Choice

Vote for your People's Choice Favorite to be awarded at the end of the competition. Each attendee will be issued one (1) People’s Choice Voting Ticket to be deposited in your favorite BBQ Team’s ballot box. LOOK FOR THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE BALLOT BOXES (located in front of the Souvenir E-Photo Booth) AND BE SURE TO VOTE!
Carnival Rides and Games

Carnival Rides and Games

19 Carnival Rides for Adults and Kids. Also, exciting midway carnival games. Unlimited ride wristbands are good for one full day of unlimited carnival rides. Each wristband is only good for one person. You can purchase your unlimited ride wristbands and/or single ride tickets at the Carnival Ticket Booth onsite anytime during event hours.

Zipper, Gravitron, Tilt-A-Whirl, Ferris Wheel, Scooters, Mardi Gras Glass House, Sizzler, G-Force-Round-Up, Windjammer, Super Slide, Paratrooper, Yo-Yo, Cliff Hanger, Tornado, Dizzy Dragons, Lady Bugs, Catipillar Coaster, Kid Power and Surf Shack Fun House

Unlimited Ride Wristbands
$40 (at gate) / $30 (presale)

Individual Ride Tickets
SingleTicket $2.00 each
20 Tickets $25
50 Tickets $50

Each Ride takes approximately 3-5 Tickets

For Ride Information/Restrictions CLICK HERE.

Karaoke Lounge with Live Band

Karaoke Lounge (Fri. & Sat.) — SING WITH A LIVE BAND!

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT 7-10PM on the Second Stage. Included in general admission.

Join us center stage and become the lead singer of a rocking live band! Live band karaoke features a live band. Choose from a wide selection of songs. Every song is presented with high-quality scrolling lyrics displayed on video backgrounds and stage props are included to dress up in. Everybody should be a rockstar once in their life so come join us and experience a new twist on karaoke.

Come Have a Toe-tappin, BBQ-eatin’ Good Time!

U.S. Active Military Personnel FREE ADMISSION

Receive FREE General Admission with valid United States active military ID. Check-in at Will Call (at Main Gate 1 Entrance). Does not include food, drinks, carnival rides and games.

International Food Court

There'll be a food court to indulge your cravings of BBQ meats (Sausage, Pulled Pork, Pork Ribs, Tri-Tip, Chicken...) and treats, including non-BBQ related items Mexician, American, Chinese, Thai and other international foods and desserts along with adult beverages (beer, wine and specialty drinks).

Activities For All Ages

Live entertainment and activities for all ages. From live music, free souvenir e-photo, live sports tent, carnival rides, magic shows and balloon twisting (Sat. & Sun.), local artisans, face painting, games, and more for you to explore at the spacious green park — Fountain Valley Sports Park — our guests are guaranteed to have a good time.

WE GOT GAME — Live Sports Tent

Watch your favorite sporting event on our TV Wall while you dine and drink at the BBQ Music Festl! Experience firsthand the highest-quality picture and heart-pounding college/professional sports action like never before.

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LA Spring Fair
March 29-April 21, 2024

Unlimited carnival rides for adults and kids, live music (on weekends), carnival eats and treats, photos with the Easter Bunny (on weekends), free parking and more.

Crawfish Festival
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Crawfish, fresh-baked beignets, second line parade and more.

Original Lobster Festival
September 6-8, 2024

Fresh Live Maine Lobster steamed in the world's largest cooker. An outdoor event jam-packed with live entertainment, fun activities and, more.

LA Fall Fair
Oct. 25-Nov. 10, 2024

Unlimited carnival rides for adults and kids, live music (on weekends), carnival eats and treats, free parking and more.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

The support we receive from our sponsors every year is tremendous. It allows The BBQ Music Fest to continue in its quest to not only provide our attendees to the Festival with a fun and exciting time, but to continue giving back to our local community.