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Your Australia Day Weekend Is Sure To Sizzle
Image: MooloolaBaBQ Festival FB page
Christmas is under the belt, we've put New Year celebrations to bed, so what is next on the Australian calendar? Australia Day Weekend, of course! And what do all Australians love to do? Barbecue!
To help us celebrate and to embrace everything Aussie, the MoolooaBaBQ Festival, hosted by the Wharf Tavern in Mooloolaba, is bringing together a BBQ event incorporating a wide selection of cultures, styles of cooking, flavours and cuts. Expect to see seafood, pork, beef and lamb, whether it be charred, grilled, smoked, roasted, on a spit or marinated - there will definitely be something to inspire even the most discerning of palates.
The MooloolaBaBQ Festival is hosting a National Championship Series Barbecue Competition together with the Australasian Barbecue Alliance. The best Australian teams will be invited to compete in the Sunshine Coast BBQ Championship 2017 for Championship points and $6,000 in cash and prizes.
Image: Cotton Tree Meats FB page
The teams for the 2017 Sunshine Coast BBQ Championships are:-
In addition, there's a MooloolaBaBQ Kids Championship, hosted by none other than celebrity chef Matt Golinski. As a part of the family BBQ fun at the MooloolaBaBQ Festival, a BBQ Competition for children aged between 6-12yrs old, is also being held. Children can enter to win a chance to cook in front of a crowd and be mentored and judged by Celebrity Chef, Matt Golinski. With major prizes up for grabs such as a Family of 4 Snorkel on Flinders Reef (Sunreef Mooloolaba); Swimming with the Whales (Whale One Mooloolaba); BBQ packs (BBQ's Galore); Meat trays and rubs (Cotton Tree Meats & Wyld Smoke), it sure sounds like one to try your hand at.
To enter the MooloolaBaBQ Kids Championship and become one of the six finalists cooking off for prizes, all you have to do is:-
Send in a BBQ specific recipe containing ONLY 6 INGREDIENTS;
Feel free to attach images of the finished product;
Date of birth;
Parent/guardian's contact number for consent so that parents can be contacted for verbal permission (followed by written consent)
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The entrants' ingredients / creativity / flare and food suitability to the BBQ competition will be judged on application and then six finalists will be selected to compete on the day. Each of the six contestants will be required to cook on a 4 burner Flat Plate BBQ within a 20 minute time frame (so no low & slow).
C'mon 6 to 12 year olds, what are you waiting for... email firstname.lastname@example.org and get your entries in! The Competition is open and the MooloolaBaBQ Kids Championship will be cooking from 3.30pm on Saturday the 28th January 2017.
This is going to be a fun filled day for the whole family with food trucks and tents offering Texas BBQ lamb/pork/beef ribs, sliders, chip babs and German sausages. The entertainment doesn't end here, there'll be food market stalls with pickles and meat rubs, craft beer, celebrity guests and demonstrations. The live demonstrations are being put on by BBQ's Galore, Jim Beam Premium Range Tasting, Cotton Tree Meats and Radar Hill Smokers. Live entertainment is provided by The Hi Boys, Brad Schultz, DJ Cutloose and James Sinclair. So much fun … including a BBQ beer garden, jumping castle, a petting zoo, face painting and fireworks.
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This wonderful Aussie Event is a charity event to raise money for the Queensland Cancer Council…an extremely worthy Cause, as we all know.
Come one, come all - to celebrate the Aussie love of firing up the barbecue and enjoy our multi-cultural Australian community's love of the BBQ. What better way to spend your Australia Day weekend - the day is sure to sizzle.
Your day is sure to sizzle - Image: Pixabay CCO Public Domain
Hi don't know if this is the right site for feedback but can't find anywhere else. I went to the festival today and was disappointed. The festival was advertised to be from 1000-2000 we got there about 1400. A lot of the food stalls were sold out. I wanted to try the smoked BBQ but could not try any of the meat. I would hate to have gone at 1700 to beat the heat cause I doubt there would be any food since at lot were packing up when we left about 4. Also we were directed to buy food and drink tickets so thought $100 would cover food and drink for 2 people then to find out you had to pay cash for food and tickets were not refundable. Also if it is on again maybe do in winter. Thanks