Taste of San Joaquin & BBQ Competition
Event Type: Festivals & Fairs
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Time: 11:30am - 6:30pm
Weber Point Events Center
221 S. Center Street
Stockton, CA 95202
The Blue Moon Taste of San Joaquin returns to Downtown Stockton’s Weber Point on Saturday, August 17th, from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm. The festival, now entering its sixth year, features championship BBQ and great music.
Music at this year’s event will feature star Lydia Pense and Cold Blood
, who brings her unique brand of rock and jazz to the festival. Also performing will be Stockton favorites Latin Magic, Big Earl and the Poorhouse Millionaires, and House of Orange.
In 2012, the event drew over 9,000 attendee’s and over 20 restaurants, while the BBQ competition drew in over 30 teams from various parts of California. This event has also raised several thousand dollars for local organizations since its start, from the Sister Cities program to the Edison High School Cheerleaders.
- General Admission: $5
- Kids 12 and under: Free
Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com
, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster Outlets or at the Stockton Arena Ticket Office.
To enter the BBQ competition
contact Alesha Pichler, SMG Stockton, at 209-373-1446 or by email
1st Annual Way Out West BBQ Championship fired up Stockton in 2009! More than 20 talented cooks from all over the Western United States competed for a California State Championship. Downtown Stockton was filled with overwhelming aromas as the BBQ teams went to work. Cooking lasted 18 hours!
Watch a video about Way Out West BBQ on Comcast Channel
30 BBQ teams from across the country came to Taste of San Joaquin 2011 to complete in the KCBS sanctioned Way Out West BBQ Championship (WOW). Visitors had the opportunity to meet some of the best BBQ competitors on the west coast including “Slap Yo’ Daddy” stars of the recent TLC’s “BBQ Pitmasters” and 2009 People’s Choice winner, Stockton’s own, “Smokin’ Yankees.”
Click here to see Slap Yo’ Daddy's performance on TLC
Stockton Beer Week
Taste of San Joaquin is happening during Stockton Beer Week! Check back here for details soon for details on how you can celebrate Stockton Beer at Taste of San Joaquin.