A fully KCBS sanctioned barbecue competition, with Pro and Backyard events, plus a desert competition. The Oaktown Throwdown is part of Oakland's Art + Soul Festival. Pro Teams are encourage to sell bbq samples. Team applications will be online soon.
Art + Soul Presents: Oaktown Throwdown Oaklandâ€™s Inaugural Competition BBQ Fest
Date: August 1-2, 2014
Location: Jefferson & 12th St, Downtown Oakland, a block from City Hall.
Competition-quality barbecue in Oakland for the public to enjoy. Ribs, chicken, brisket and pulled pork (and Tri Tip for the backyarders)--Hella Yes! Plus People's Choice and Desert Competitions.
A BBQ festival with pro and amatuer teams competing in a KCBS sanctioned competition, with family entertainment, celebrity cook-offs, cooking demos, music, awards, barbecue vendors, Oakland BBQ history display, and beer and bourbon sales. This event is in partnership with the Art + Soul Festival, the East Bay Express, and the Downtown Oakland Association. Please check back for details.
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Friday evening will be at the same time as First Fridays in The Uptown, Oakland's art gallery, street walk, and nighttime festival-lots of fun! With any luck, smoke from your smokers will drift their way and entice them to come down for a sampler, to get them ready for competition day.
- Grand Champion
- Reserve Grand Champion