The Rotary Club of the Historic Triangle launches new BBQ Cook Off event!

May 9 2018

The Rotary Club of the Historic Triangle will be hosting its 1st Annual Williamsburg Pro-AM BBQ Cook Off on Sunday July 1st, 2018, 12:00 PM-4 PM at Jamestown Beach Event Park. This family friendly event allows Williamsburg's best BBQ restaurants and food trucks to compete head to head for top brisket, pulled pork, BBQ side and Grand Champion with our ticketed guests being the judge. Ticketed guests will be served unlimited samples from 8 of the area's best BBQ purveyors including: Two Drummers Smokehouse, Old City BBQ, Rocco's Smokehouse, Red, Hot and Blue, Smoke Restaurant, Suck On This BBQ, The Scottish Pig, and Whiskey Hill BBQ.

Not only that but our adult attendees will get 2 free beer tickets. We will feature craft beer from our beer sponsor, Billsburg Brewery.

Entertainment provided by Rotary's own, Liz Daley Events!

To add to the fun, we will be hosting an amateur BBQ competition for all the back yard BBQ enthusiasts, smokers, and Big Green Eggers who want to see how their BBQ skills stack up. Amateur entrants will set up Saturday evening at the event park and cook their best Pulled Pork, Ribs, and Chicken for private judging by our select panel of judges for cash prizes from a minimum prize purse of $500! We are seeking amateur teams to participate and they can sign up at our website

This year, the Rotary Club of the Historic Triangle has selected 3e Restoration ( as the primary beneficiary of our positive proceeds. 3e Restoration is a non-profit founded and based in Williamsburg Virginia and serving locally and nationally which, according to its vision statement, seeks "to break the cycle of homelessness and social displacement through gracious hospitality and systemic change one friend at a time". Additional proceeds will benefit other local and national Rotary charities.

Adult tickets are $40, include unlimited BBQ samples and 2 beer tickets. Children 10 and under are $10 and receive a special kids meal. Tickets are available for purchase online by going to the rotary club website, or from a rotarian. Amateur teams may register online as well or by contacting a Rotarian. For specific questions, call Brad Anderson at 757-816-2968.

This event would not be possible without the generous help of our sponsors: Tyges International, Chesapeake Bank, Brad Anderson Group RE/MAX Peninsula, Towne Bank, Sysco Foods, James City County Events and Tourism, Liz Daley Events, Williamsburg Event Rentals and Billsburg Brewery.

Please contact Brad Anderson for additional information at or by calling 757-816-2968.

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