The 10th Annual VBC has arrived!
Thanks to our new venue, the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum,
We now offer:
- Tons of parking -
- a Contest Stage -
- Live Entertainment -
- Centrally located Beer & Wine Saloon -
- Access to the "Icons of the Old West" found at the museum -
- More of that BBQ, Mac n cheese and cobbler that we all crave -
AND, "All NEW" for the 10th Anniversary:
Wild West BBQ FEST (After Party) from 5:30-9:30PM:
The contest may be over, but the party has just begun!
Join us for a rootin, tootin Jamboree at the Tin Roof stage
- Taste of the West Foodie Fest -
- Dancing -
- Live Bands performing Country, Blues and Rock n Roll -
And, more to be announced...
Tickets Available - NOW!

Click here to purchase your tickets for the BBQ Contest tastings or the Wild West Fest


Click here to compete in our BBQ Competition, our beauty pageant, or to judge / volunteer


Click here if you want to be a vendor


Like what you see here?  Does this look like the kind of event you want your business connected to??

2 Awesome events!

2 Awesome events!

equals 1 amazing 10th Anniversary!

12 - 4:30PM

10th Anniversary Vista BBQ Classic



KCBS Sanctioned Contest

nearly 40 teams competing for a total of $10,000

Award winning BBQ for you to taste

Plus, all the fixins like Mac n cheese, bbq beans,

 and more!

Dessert contest that you get to taste!

"Miss Q" Country style beauty pageant

Watermelon eatin, hog callin, frozen t-shirt, and the all new Lil Miss Q and Lil Wrangler contests

Mercantile Marketplace

The SALOON, our take on a beer, mead and wine garden

"Adventureland" Amusements & more!


5:30 - 9:30PM

"All New" - Wild West BBQ Fest


AFTER PARTY for the adults

the Saloon stays open!

"Taste of the West" Chuckwagon Foodie Fest event featuring N Ctys best BBQ, sides and desserts


Live Country, Bluegrass, and Rock bands on stage


Want to compete?

Click here to Sign up:

What does the prettiest girl at the fair look like? Enter to find out

Click here to register for any of our watermelon eating contest, our denim butts contest, or our bubble gum blowing contest


Know what good BBQ tastes like? Prove it!  Be a judge of our 10th Anniversary BBQ Contest

An event like this doesn't just happen!

It takes people like you to make the event  Legendary!


Wanna Vend?

Be a part of our Mercantile Market






EVENT - 12 to 9:30PM
Vista BBQ Classic - 12 - 4PM
Wild West BBQ Fest - 5:30 - 9:30PM


Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

2040 N. Sante Fe.

Vista, Ca. 92083

Turn by Turn

From the 5 -

Exit to 78 East.  Exit on Melrose and turn Left. Follow to N. Sante Fe and turn Right, Enter Museum on your right.

From the 15 -

Exit to 78 West.  Exit on Vista Village and turn Right. Turn Left at next light, "Vista Way." Turn Right on Melrose. Follow to N. Sante Fe and turn Right, Enter Museum on your right.


Available the day of the event to call or text for helpful information

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