West Coast BBQ Classic Returns to The Queen Mary May 14
The fifth-annual WCBC spotlights grill masters from around the
country as they compete for the title
of West Coast’s BEST BBQ.
[Long Beach, Calif.] – The Queen Mary welcomes back the 5th annual West Coast BBQ Classic (WCBC) for a
finger lickin’ afternoon full of barbeque grillin’ on Saturday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The WCBC invites barbeque experts and amateur grill masters to take part in a classic showdown
that will leave your taste buds filled with the unmistakable sweet ‘n smoky flavors of BBQ.
The WCBC will feature BBQ styles from across the country including slow-cooked hickory barbeque from
Texas and southern Memphis-style barbeque. The competition is an official California-State-Certified,
KCBS-Sanctioned, BBQ Championship and will bring Southern California’s most accomplished Champion
Pitmasters together to compete for a $10,500 cash prize and the coveted title of West Coast
BBQ Pitmaster Champion.
Whether you are a barbecue aficionado or simply a foodie fan, the West Coast BBQ Classic offers
something for everyone with delicious BBQ samples for only $2 each, live music, backyard games, contests
and a merchant market. Live entertainment will be provided by the country sensation, Scotty Mac
Band. Join in the fun and participate in the watermelon or cobbler eating contests. Children
are invited to Kids Country offering games, a bounce house, face painters and potato sack races
just for little BBQ fans.
General value pack tickets are $20 each through April 30 and include event admission plus five tasting
tickets and access to the Queen Mary ship. After April 30 tickets increase to $25. VIP value
pack tickets are $35 through May and include one-hour early event admission plus five tasting
tickets and access to the Queen Mary ship. After May 1 tickets increase to $40. Event
parking is $15.
For more information and to purchase tickets to the 5th annual West Coast BBQ Classic
About the Queen Mary
Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art
Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the
time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner
ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include the award-winning Sir Winston’s
and Chelsea Chowder House & Bar as well as a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in
the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum and Glory Days tour,
guests of all ages love the Ghosts and Legends show, and the ship is currently featuring
the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit and Tea Room. The Queen Mary features
80,000 square feet of event space in 14 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level,
45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 346 staterooms including nine full
suites. For more information or for reservations, see
call (800) 437-2934
. The Queen Mary is located
at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.
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