CERES BANDS, BREWS & BBQ THROWDOWN
Whitmore Park, Downtown Ceres, North & 3rd Streets
PRE-PARTY • Friday, August 11 • 7 - 10 PM
COMPETITION • Saturday, August 12 • 11 AM - 5:30 PM
Now in its 4th year, the Ceres Bands, Brews & BBQ Throwdown, formerly known as Ceres Smoke on the River, is a KCBS State Championship Qualifying and CBBQA ToY (Team of the Year). This year's contest features two divisions: Professional and Amateur/Backyard. Teams will be competing this year for $7,600 in cash and prizes!
This year's PRO Division Grand Champion will receive an automatic entry to the American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Invitational Contest. This year's American Royal will be held September 2, 2017 and will host some of the most talented teams from across the world.
Also the GC will be placed into a draw for the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue scheduled for October 27-28, 2017.
Come watch the BBQ Teams on Friday evening as they begin prepping for Saturday's big event. We'll have music starting at 7 p.m. and the Beer Garden will be open.
We're adding a Craft Brew Competition this year. We are set on finding California's Best BBQ Brew! This will take place on Saturday as will a Rib-Eating Contest. BBQ Tastings begin Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and are sure to sell out fast so make sure to get to this year's event early.
HERE IS THE 2017 LINE-UP IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER: