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Grill masters from around the country will gather at the Queen Mary’s Waterfront Events Park from 11AM - 6PM to compete for the title of West Coast’s BEST BBQ.

Watch our video from 2014 | Photos too

Let your taste buds rage over which barbecue style is king. Prefer Memphis to Texas or savory to sweet?

You be the judge at the 4th Annual West Coast BBQ Classic.

Join us for a smokin’ hot day of grillin', fillin’ n’ chillin.'

An official California-State-Certified, KCBS-Sanctioned, BBQ Championship; WCBC will bring together Southern California's most accomplished Champion Pitmasters. They will converge at the historic Queen Mary for a one-day BBQ showdown to compete for a CASH prize and be crowned the 3rd annual West Coast BBQ Pitmaster Champion. This finger lickin' family fun festival features: delicious BBQ tastings, live music, backyard games, kids' country, a merchant market and an awards ceremony for our victors.

Whether you are a barbecue aficionado, a backyard amateur, a person who appreciates great food or just looking for something to do with the whole family, West Coast BBQ Classic will have something for everyone.


General Admission $15 (online in advance)/$20 (day of and at the door) - Includes general admission to West Coast BBQ Classic with access to the World Famous Queen Mary. (Buy online at least 24 hours in advance and save $5 off the box office price of $20.)

Child Admission (4-11) $5 -
Includes general admission to West Coast BBQ Classic with access to the World Famous Queen Mary.

BBQ Tasting Tickets (NO REFUNDS) - Tasting tickets are valid for all food and beverage with exception of alcohol (1 BBQ buck - $2 | 5 BBQ bucks - $10 | 10 BBQ bucks - $20)

Parking $13


Why not take the elevator home? Get tickets to the West Coast BBQ Classic and a one-night's stay aboard the legendary Queen Mary for one low price.



Four highly-talented & experienced musicians coming together to form RIVER ROAD. With backgrounds in Country, Pop, Rock, R&B and Jazz, this band will deliver a show that is sure to please all tastes in

PawnShop Kings

Named one of the “Top 10 Artists You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone last summer, the PawnShop Kings will be bringing their southern, soulful, Americana sound, infectious harmonies and irresistible charm to the Queen Mary West Coast BBQ Classic for a not-to-be-missed

How to enter

Teams can now sign up for the 2015 West Coast BBQ Classic for a chance to win $10,000!

$ 260.00 entry fee will include your space for Friday and Saturday plus electricity (20 Amps) and access to a running water. Cooking spaces are 20’X30’ (extra space & electricity available upon request – may be subject to add’l charge). Your entry fee will include all categories (Chicken, Ribs, Pork, Brisket and Tasting) of the contest. Space is limited. Teams must provide all necessary supplies for contest except where noted below. Set up starts at 8AM on Friday, May 8, 2014. Prize Purse for the contest is $10,000.00 in cash, plus trophies

To sign up - email


All Queen Mary West Coast BBQ Classic tickets include complimentary access to the World Famous Queen Mary.

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