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Let the bells ring out and the banners fly, WE ARE BACK and in a BIG way!

THE CANADIAN FESTIVAL OF CHILI AND BBQ

MAY 13 TO 15 2022 IN DOWNTOWN LANGLEY, BC

56th Avenue between Glover Rd and 206 Street

We couldn’t be happier to announce The Canadian Festival of Chili & BBQ is once again able to invite the world to our B-Bye Covid block party!

This year Farm Country Brewing is hosting a beer garden onsite with live entertainment by The Antonio Larosa Band and Emmett Jerome on Saturday plus The Unbranded on Sunday. Entertainment is from noon to 5pm.

Updates will be available on this site and on our FaceBook page.Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

 

Canada’s Oldest, Largest and Most Prestigious BBQ Cooking Competition 

Now boasting the most International Competition Invitations

  • 10 Golden Tickets to the World Food Championships in Dallas TX
  • 1 Golden Ticket to the SCA World Steak Championships in Texas
  • Automatic entry into the American Royal
  • Entry into the Jack Daniels World BBQ Championship draw
  • Invitation to compete at the CASI International World Chili Championships in Terlingua Texas
  • Invitation to compete at the ICS World Championships in Florida

Registration is now open for the 2022 Canadian Festival

Entry Fees
$125 BC BBQ CHAMPIONSHIPS – entry includes one selectable ancillary category excluding Chili & Steak. Winner receives a Golden Ticket to compete in BBQ at the World Food Championships in Dallas and entry into The Jack Daniels draw and automatic entry into the American Royal.
$100 CANADIAN SCA STEAK CHAMPIONSHIPS sponsored by Meridian Farm Market – winner receives one Golden Ticket to compete at the SCA World Championships in Texas AND one Golden Ticket to compete at the World Food Championships in Dallas!
$30 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL CASI CHILI CHAMPIONSHIPS – includes free entry into Homestyle plus the winner gets an invitation to compete in Terlingua Texas at the CASI World Chili Championships and a Golden ticket to compete at the World Food Championships in Dallas.
$25 CANADIAN HOMESTYLE CHILI CHAMPIONSHIPS Sponsored by Johnston’s BC Pork (2lbs course ground pork supplied) and Bush’s Best Beans (1 can of beans supplied). Sponsored products MUST must be used in your Homestyle Chili. Winner receives One Golden Ticket to the World Food Championships in Dallas and an invite to compete at the ICS World Championships in Florida. World Food Golden Tickets will also go to the top two Canadians and top Canadian firefighter.
$50 BC’s BEST BACKYARD BURGER – 1 Golden Ticket for the first place cook to compete at the World Food Championships in Dallas.
$50 WHO MAKES BC’s BEST SANDWICH? – 1 Golden Ticket to the top cook to compete at the World Food Championships in Dallas.
$50 BC’s BATTLE BACON sponsored by Johnson’s BC Pork – 1 Golden ticket to the winning cook to compete at the World Food Championships in Dallas.

How Chili & BBQ Samples Work

The public are greeted onsite by our firefighter volunteers and their families and for a donation to the Burn Fund of $5 at minimum you will receive a sample of Firehouse Chili and a bun on Saturday or a Pumper Pulled Pork bunwich on Sunday. All money goes directly to The BC Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund. To date we have donated in excess of $60,000 to the Young Burn Survivors Camp here in BC. You will also be given a fire fighters wristband on each day which our competition teams look for in order to offer competition samples after each turnin for judging. Competitors samples ARE LIMITED AND NOT GUARANTEED! Competition Chili Samples are available Saturday at 2 & 3pm and BBQ samples on the hour from 11-2pm Sunday.

Teams cook other ancillary categories on Saturday but these samples are very limited. Sunday BBQ samples are; 11am -Pulled Pork, 12pm -Beef Brisket, 1pm -Chicken and 2pm -Ribs WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

If you arrive with the hope that you can feed your family for your $5 donation you will be disappointed. If you come to the Festival to help a very worthy cause, witness incredibly skilled competition cooks, maybe pick up a few tricks, visit the vendors or beer garden and taste a little of the competitors creations then you’ve come to the right place.

Enjoy and have fun!

All Festival Proceeds Donated

All public money goes directly to The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund and is directed to the Young Burn Survivors Camp. This is in honour and in memory of firefighter and Canadian Festival founder Dave Veljacic and his wife Patsy. To date we have donated in excess of $60,000 to the fund.

All Canadian Festival Producers and organizers are volunteers. We have no paid staff and we operate under the umbrella of our registered Society, The Canadian Chili and BBQ Society.