The Big Chill Beer and Barbecue Festival is on the hunt for
barbecue connoisseurs to take part in the cook-off competitions set to be held
during the exciting two - day festival on May 15 and 16 2021.
The jam - packed weekend will include the Steak Cook-off
Association (SCA) sanctioned Steak Cook-off Round and the Australasian Barbecue
Alliance sanctioned Championship Round which will see barbecue enthusiasts travel
from far and wide to compete for the top spot.
Armidale Regional Council’s General Manager James Roncon said
competing is a great way to get involved in the festival.
“What better way to enjoy the Big Chill Beer and Barbecue
Festival than to spend it tongs in hand cooking up some mouth-watering barbecue
creations,” Mr Roncon said.
“The Steak Cook-off Association and the Australasian Barbecue
Alliance have established themselves as leaders in the barbecuing industry, so
it is fantastic they can be a part of the Big Chill Festival.”
If you pride yourself on your taste buds rather than your
cooking abilities, members of the public can also sign up to be a judge for
either competition. Entries for both judges and competitors can be submitted
via the Big Chill website, and no experience is necessary.
If you simply want to come along, chill out, and enjoy the
festival amongst Armidale’s picturesque Autumn setting, tickets are still
available to purchase via the Big Chill website.
“The cooler months are a standout time of year for our
region, so make sure you invite your friends and family to come and enjoy a
locally brewed craft beer and a warming barbecue meal in a festival setting,”
said Mr Roncon.
“After a tough year of events being cancelled due to
COVID-19, let’s all come together and make this inaugural festival the best
that it can be.”
Applications from interested food and alcohol vendors, trade
stalls, and musical acts are still being accepted. To apply, visit www.bigchill.com.au and submit the application form.
The Big Chill Beer and Barbecue Festival was made possible by
an $80,000 grant from the NSW Government’s
Bushfire Community Resilience and Economic Recovery Fund.
Published on 08 Apr 2021