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Welcome to the 10th Anniversary Vista BBQ Classic (VBC.)

We have arrived at the 10th VBC and we are setting the stage to make this the BIGGEST and the funnest BBQ event this side of the Pecos River.

Thanks to the new venue,

Gone are the days of no parking, clashes with the merchants, no entry before 1PM, no power, and some of the other headaches you all recently remember from being in the downtown venue. 

We can even,

Host you first thing Friday morning, (or event Thursday night upon request)

Provide you adequate power for your cooling and cooking needs,

eliminate most curfew issues,

and more!

 
Your Admin Team

Robert & September Stouffer 

return as your organizers this year.  They did a tremendous job at last years event and are excited to be back out with you again for this 10th annual VBC. 

You can reach Robert at: cabbqrobert@gmail.com

or calling him here: 951-961-8870

Kelly McIntosh 

and his wife return as your head judges this year.  They did a tremendous job at last years event and are excited to be back out with you again for this 10th annual VBC. 

Legendary Event Mgt. 

Legendary is the owner of this event and the production company for the event at large, (contest, festival, etc.)  

You can reach Judi with Legendary at: register@legendaryeventmgt.com

or text her: 760-717-0400

Links for more info
  • Facebook - Black Circle

Your official Team Page on Facebook

(Click here to register or view)

If you paid for your space online, you can access your account by clicking the button here.  (Note: If you did not pay online. You don't have an account.)

 
 
Your Space Options

Click the prices to register (if you havent already.)

This is a 20 wide by 40 long max dimension for a max total of up to 800SF. 

This space comes with 20 amps of power.  Note, if you plan to bring your own power, you can save $20 by entering code "power" at checkout.  Note, if you take this discount, there will not be any power available for your space.

Please note, we need you to be exact in your listing of your space as we are needing to fit as many teams as we can due to demand.

This is a 20 wide by 60 long max dimension for a max total of up to 1200SF. 

This space comes with 20 amps of power.  Note, if you plan to bring your own power, you can save $20 by entering code "power" at checkout.  Note, if you take this discount, there will not be any power available for your space.

Please note, we need you to be exact in your listing of your space as we are needing to fit as many teams as we can due to demand.

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your Rewards

$10,000 prize money

We have once again committed to a total of $10,000 in cash prizes to the winning teams

PC Teams Profit!

We only allow 10 of the 40+ teams to participate in the tasting side of this event.  This means those teams make a lot of money for their time and effort.

All New Trophies!

Did you see last years Champion Belt? It was awesome!  Who's next?

 
your VBC entertainment

Welcome to the 10TH Anniversary Vista BBQ Classic!

 

Featuring:

The icons of the old west antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

The SALOON! - A beer & spirits garden

Tin Roof Contest Stage (12 - 4PM)

4th annual Miss Q Classic country style beauty pageant now featuring the Lil Miss Q and Lil Wrangler pageants

Old west themed shooting gallery tournament*

Best Denim Butts in the West contest

Daisy Duke's contest

Watermelon eating contest

Country line dancing contests

Wild West BBQ Fest - Country, Bluegrass, Mariachi and Rock music on the Tin Roof stage (5:30 - 9:30PM)

(*subject to availability and response)

 
your rules & regs

When can I start cooking?

Teams may arrive as early as Friday morning, 8AM, for a prompt Friday afternoon set up.  The competition now encompasses a dedicated section of the new Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum location to make it more convenient for you

Should I do the People's Choice?

To taste or not to taste, the is the question!  Well, we offer special consideration for those teams that help us serve the public that comes to this event and help make it possible.  If the public doesn't come, then there is no reason to hold this event as It costs more than we charge you to put the contest together.  That said, we only accept a minimum of 15 teams to step up and provide BBQ to sell to the public for tastings and fundraising. In return, we will offer you incentive of a 60/40% split.  Last year, the teams that participated in this more than paid for their participation in the Classic as we see a large audience and only allow so many teams to participate.

 

What happens on the day of the event?

The official event in on Saturday, July 14th from 12PM to 10PM with BBQ tastings from noon until 4PM (or till they are gone.)  Featured throughout the day is live entertainment, the incredible BBQ tastings, Beer Gardens, music, street fair vendors, and contests the public can participate in.

 

Teams are then allowed to stay Saturday night in designated areas with a required 8AM departure on Sunday, July 15th.

 

Other advantages about this event

  • You get to stay overnight on Friday and Saturday.

  • Your camping out in the old Antique Steam Engine Museum

  • Free and open to the public with the average attendance throughout the day being 8,000 – 10,000.

  • Family friendly.

  • Located 8 miles from the beautiful beaches of Oceanside your family and friends can go take a dip in the Pacific while you slave away over your smokers.  Other amusement attractions located within 30-45 minutes from Vista: San Diego Zoo Safari Park, San Diego Zoo, LegoLand, Disneyland, SeaWorld, Balboa Park Museums, USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum.

  • Microbreweries a plenty in the nearby downtown Village! Vista has become a microbrew hub, so dont worry, there's plenty of beer to go around!

  • Well organized and extremely fun.

 

Sound like your kind of competition?! Simply click the listing above under "Your Space Options" to sign up.

 

Please note:

The SD Health Board is now requiring that we provide a 3 compartment sink for all teams who serve the public and do not have their own.  As a PC team, we are covering this for this teams on the front end that don't have their own.  We will then charge you a $70 fee at the time of payout for your proceeds. All other "non pc" teams that just serve the judges are, in turn, excluded from this requirement.

We are positioning the location of the "non pc" teams to be more concentrated in an area of the main drive leading into the museum.  The PC teams will alternately be placed in the traffic lane for those attending the festival and there to purchase and consume BBQ.  As such, we are asking you to please provide your exact space requirements you have on your application. Please be accurate so that we can ensure space for all.  

 

This also means that SPACE IS LIMITED, so be sure to apply early!

Click here to review the info regarding 3 compartment sinks from the SD County Health Department