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May 26, 2009 09:32 AM

iso BBQ contest / street fair

An article in the Gaz's food blog...

.... got me wondering if there's any street BBQ-off / contest/ rib-fest thing in Montreal?

I've never noticed one in my 5 summers here, but they're pretty big everywhere else. Yknow what I mean... people come from all over with their huge BBQ rigs & ribbons for best ribs at various fairs and set up on a pedestrian street all wkend... Does it happen here?

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  1. Never seen that in MTL; it could probably happen at the St-Hyacinthe agriculture exhibition (

    1. Mesquite BBQ has had a rib-eating contest the last couple of years. The next one's coming up on June 20:

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      1. re: kpzoo

        Awesome, thanks for the heads-up! I read the rules, and if I got it straight, for 10 bucks its basically an all-you-can-eat ribs face-stuffing! Sweet!

        Thanks for the other links too. I just might be in Calgary then. Keep 'em coming!

      2. The best BBQ contest I know of is in Calgary, BBQ on the Bow.

        It is worth a trip just for that!

        1. The best Rib Fest I have been to and my boyfriend and I go with friends annually is the Brock ville Ontario Rib Fest. It's about a 2 hour drive from Montreal. Well worth the drive!!

          They have a cook off going for a whole weekend. the best ribs you will ever try. people enter into this competition and its just a lot of fun. According to the hosts" This year's festival is shaping up to be the biggest and best ever." August 6 -9 is the ninth annual Brockville RibFest at Hardy Park.

          The 2009 Ribber line up for Brockville RibFest are:

          Jack the Ribber - London, ON NEW!

          Blazin BBQ - PainCourt, ON

          Gator - Florida

          Camp 31 - Alabama

          Hawgs Gone Wild - Florida NEW!

          Silver Bullet - Fort Erie

          Billy Bones - Fort Erie

          Crabby's BBQ Shack - London, ON NEW!