Family Friendly Chili & BBQ Festival May 2 & 3, 2020 at Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Langley, British Columbia

Langley will be smokin’ hot again this year when the 33rd annual Canadian Festival of Chili and Barbecue comes back to beautiful downtown Langley, British Columbia at  Kwantlen Polytechnic University. On Saturday we host The Canadian International CASI Chili Championships and on Sunday The BC BBQ Championships. With two days of tasty fun for the whole family, this is the oldest and largest Chili and BBQ contest in Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

This festival traditionally boasts over $15,000 in cash and prizes! All at the lowest competition entry fees anywhere. This is made possible by the support of our amazing sponsors, certified judges, competition teams and volunteers.

Limited BBQ & Chili Samples Available

The public are greeted onsite by our firefighter volunteers and their families. For $5 at minimum you will receive a sample of Firehouse Chili and a bun on Saturday -or- a Pumper Pulled Pork bunwich on Sunday. This money goes directly to The BC Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. To date we have donated in excess of $60,000 to the fund. 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 if they are available. Competitors samples ARE NOT GUARANTEED! Saturdays Competition Chili Samples are available at 2 & 3pm. 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!

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 fire fighter 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.