3rd Annual Silicon Valley BBQ Championship

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Santa Clara, CA - The Rotary Club of Santa Clara has partnered with the City of Santa Clara to bring you the 2014 Silicon Valley BBQ Championships. The 2014 Silicon Valley Barbeque Championships will be sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque, is the world's largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with over 15,000 members worldwide. The Rotary Club of Santa Clara with the help of the City of Santa Clara aspire to make this event the largest BBQ competition in Northern California.

Rotarians, led by Joe Sweeney (2013), Frank Walsh and Gerry Kosko who are co-chairing the event, are again anticipating the Silicon Valley BBQ Championships to be one of the premier community events that the City of Santa Clara has to offer. Proceeds of this event will benefit the children of the community through the various programs of the Rotary Club of Santa Clara has to offer including Steps for Success and Christmas for Kids as well as the Wounded Warriors Project whose vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. The Wounded Warriors Project purpose is to • To raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members. • To help injured service members aid and assist each other. • To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

Beginning Friday night June 27th, approximately fifty professional BBQ teams will be arriving from all over the United States to begin competing in four categories - pork ribs, pulled pork, chicken thighs, and brisket. Winners will take home $TBD in prize money and bragging rights. The location will be at the Santa Clara’s Central Park on Kiely & Homestead. Friday evening will be open to the public from 4 PM till 8 PM.

Along with the professional BBQ masters there is a special venue for amateur teams that will be competing for bragging rights as the best in Silicon Valley. Many Silicon Valley restaurants will be present to offer up their specialty dishes and award winning cuisine which will be made available for guests to sample as they work their way around the event. There will be dozens of vendor booths offering food, beer, wine and wares for your enjoyment. In addition to the BBQ teams smoking up the neighborhood with the tantalizing smell of roast pork, beef and ribs, there will be classic cars on display Saturday June 28th, from 10 to 5 PM. There will be a number of bands to entertain BBQ attendees through all of Saturday.

The City of Santa Clara is also hosting a special game and activity area for the kids. They will have rides and slides to keep them entertained while you enjoy the adult festivities of the BBQ cook-offs and Admission is free for the entire family.

About The Rotary Club of Santa Clara: The Rotary Club of Santa Clara, formed in 1936, plays a vital role in giving back to the local community and is made up of community and business leaders who meet on a weekly basis for fun and fellowship. Rotary works collectively to change the lives of those in the local community and around the world. Each October, Santa Clara Rotary provides eight hundred pairs of shoes to underprivileged school age children in a program called "Steps for Success." Each December, Rotary presents Christmas for Kids, providing Christmas fun, gifts, a photo with Santa, hot lunch and transportation to and from school in a luxury bus for 150 underprivileged children in Santa Clara. In addition, the Rotary Club of Santa Clara is involved with programs for seniors and many charitable organizations. Santa Clara Rotary provides scholarships for youth and sponsors high school Interact clubs and several leadership learning experiences for local students.


June 27th-28th

Entry Forms

Event Website

Team Entry Form

Judges Application


City of Santa Clara Central Park 909 Keily Blvd Santa Clara Ca 95051


Frank Walsh at Frank@svbbq.com


BBQ Teams

From San Tomas Expressway head west on Benton St. Turn left on White Dr. and right on Hayward Dr. At tennis courts turn left and the Ball Field will be on your right. Enter the field of battle at the double wide gate. For GPS enter 2600 Hayward Santa Clara Ca. 95050. If you have a large truck/RV and trailer enter from Benton. Other directions may be a little difficult or larger rigs.


Enter parking lot from Kiely Blvd. For GPS 969 Kiely Blvd Santa Clara Ca 95051

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Location of Car Show, Kids Zone and Business Venders

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Pavilion Location for live music and awards

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Teams Confirmed To Date

Judges Confirmed To Date

Prizes & Awards

$12,250 total prize money

  • GC-Trophy plus $2500
  • RGC-Trophy plus $1250

Each Meat Category

  • 1st-Trophy plus $875
  • 2nd-Trophy plus $575
  • 3rd-Trophy plus $300
  • 4th-Trophy plus $190
  • 5th-Trophy plus $122.5
  • 6th thru 10th Plaques
  • Peoples Choice Winner $250

Turn in Times, Cooks and Judges Meeting

Cooks Meeting Friday 5:00pm Main Hall Community Rec. Center

Judges Meeting Saturday 10:30am Main Hall Community Rec. Center

Turn in times

12:00 Chicken

12:30 Ribs

1:00 Pork

1:30 Brisket

Awards 5:30 Main Stage at the Pavilion

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Additional Attractions

Kids Zone

Miniture Golf, Mechanical Bull Rides, Games and much more.

Business Venders

Over 20 venders showing their wears and services

Car Show

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