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Returning in 2018!

The Yak Ales Barbecue Festival returns to Flemington Racecourse in 2018. Featuring 4-time world barbecue champion Myron Mixon, 3-time world barbecue champion John David Wheeler of Memphis Barbecue Company, Mike Johnson and Christina Fitzgerald of Sugarfire Smoke House, St Louis.

Held over two days and filled with mouth-watering barbecue from local and international pitmasters, the festival also includes barbecue cooking and butchery demos, a barbecue cook-off sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), the world’s largest organisation of barbecue enthusiasts, bands and more.





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Competitive barbecue teams from around Australia will assemble and set up for an American-style cook-off where they’ll battle it out in the Central Coast’s first barbecue contest officially sanctioned by the KCBS.

The competition will see competitive barbecue teams cook chicken, pork ribs, pork shoulder and beef brisket in the American low and slow style, judged to strict KCBS guidelines that include taste, tenderness and appearance.

The Grand Champion of the Yak Ales Barbecue Festival Cook-Off will be invited to represent Australia at internationally renowned contests in the United States such as the American Royal World Series Barbecue Invitational, and go into the draw for the prestigious KCBS-run Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue. Up for the challenge? Register your team to compete in the Yak Ales Melbourne Barbecue Festival!




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