Calling all Food Vendors, BBQ Teams, Competition Judges, Sponsors, Market Stalls and Volunteers!


How much does it cost to register my team?

The competition registration fee is $250 per team with a maximum of four members per team. A powered site is an additional $50.

What does registration give me?

Entry to the Australian BBQ Alliance sanctioned competition, the ABA registration fee, 6m x 6m site and four guest tickets. 

What are the prizes?

There will be over $15,000 worth of cash and prizes to win!

What Categories are there?

Beef, Chicken, Pork Ribs, Lamband Whole Hog (optional).

When is bump in/bump out?

Bump in will be Friday, 7th of July and bump out will be Sunday, 9th of July.

How many spaces are available?

Spaces will be strictly limited to 40 teams. Once we're full, we're full! Please note - your registration will not be confirmed until payment has been made.




What kind of food vendors are you looking for? 

We're after vendors who are passionate about BBQ and are able to serve high volumes of food. 

How do we confirm a site? 

Register your interest and we'll reply with further instructions. Please note - Your site will not be confirmed until a deposit has been made.


How many people are expected over the two days?

Based on previous years we expect 10,000 over the two days.

How many food stall sites are available?

There will be 20 sites available.


Market Stall

What kind of market stall you are looking for? 

We're after stallholders who sell BBQ-related products. From smoked honey, pickles, and thermometers, to all manners of seasoned rubs and jerky! We also believe that presentation is key, so an aesthetically pleasing stall is preferred and tastings are encouraged!

When is bump in/bump out?

Bump in will be Friday, 7th of July and bump out will be Sunday, 9th of July.


How many people are expected over the two days?

Based on previous years we expect 10,000 over the two days

A couple of notes:

Heated elements, including electrical appliances, are not allowed inside the marquee. If you wish to cook tastings or run demonstrations, you will need an outdoor site.

Larger sites are available for an additional cost.



What does it cost to be a judge?

To reserve your space as a judge a fee of $80 will be charged. If you are not trained as a judge, you will need to conduct an ABA course, held before the Festival.

How do I get selected as a judge?

Judges with previous experience, who are certified with the ABA are preferred.  However, if you lack experience but have a strong passion for BBQ, tell us about yourself! All applicants will be considered.

What does my judge fee give me?

You will receive a limited edition ‘Official Judge’ T-Shirt, one guest weekend ticket, and of course, the opportunity to sample some of the best BBQ Australia has to offer!

When do I need to be available? 

You will need to be available during Festival hours on 8th and 9th of July. If you cannot make this commitment, then you can't judge.



Why volunteer?

Being a volunteer is a great way to meet likeminded people, gain event management experience, engage with the Brisbane community, and have fun! 

When will I be needed?

Volunteers are required to work approximately 4-5 hours before, during, or after the festival.

What do I get?

Volunteers receive a limited edition BBQ Festival T-Shirt, free entry to the Festival, as well as food and drink vouchers.

Anything else I should know?

Our requirements are that you commit to and complete your rostered shifts, that you are 18 years or older and uphold the standards and values of the festival. In return, we will ensure that you are provided with sufficient training to carry out your allocated duties safely.




Brisbane BBQ Festival attracts thousands of BBQ fans from around Australia each year. We have sold out two years in a row and are committed to providing the best experience possible. If you would like to partner with the Festival, we would love to hear from you!