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Urban BBQ Festival is back

Seat Eat My Hastings2023

BBQ lovers are in for a meaty treat this month when the Urban BBQ Festival returns to Tōmoana Showgrounds.

Once again there will be a full afternoon of demonstrations that will take your pitmaster skills to the next level. Brisket, ribs, butchery, lamb... you’ll see it done, learn the techniques and sample the finished product as well.

There will be BBQ supplies for sale, but the real stars of the show are the BBQ vendors. Local legends Black Betty Barbecue and Japanese-style robata grill masters Piku bring back their BBQ goodness.

Hastings pitmasters Bareknuckle Barbeque are in, along with OG BBQ pioneers BBQ Gourmet and their giant charcoal kettles.

New on the scene Mac N Cheese specialist Mac Daddy joins the party, along with Gina’s Truck, with a one-off BBQ menu inspired by South America and the Caribbean.

Throughout the day festival goers can catch rocking tunes from Jack Knife Beat and Joe Cole, ride the Madd Fun bucking bronco and see some epic battles in the IPW wrestling ring.

Grab a tasty beverage from the Craft Bar, IPA Tent or Wine Garden, a massive portion of juicy BBQ, and strap in for the day.

The Urban BBQ Festival is an all-ages event, with under-14s’ tickets free with an accompanying parent or guardian.

For ticket information and more go to

When: November 18, 11am-6pm

Where: Waikoko Gardens, Tōmoana Showgrounds.

1 November 2023

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