Horse Town Brew N’ Que Festival Features BBQ Extravaganza In California

Get ready to fire up your taste buds and enjoy the sizzling delights of California’s largest BBQ competition, as the Horse Town Brew n’ Que Festival returns to Norco, California, on June 1, 2024. This eagerly anticipated event, now in its 8th year, promises a feast for BBQ enthusiasts and families alike, showcasing top-tier talent from the world of competition barbecue.

Organized by the dynamic Debbie Yopp, the festival has become a highlight on the culinary calendar, attracting BBQ aficionados from across the globe. Contestants travel thousands of miles to compete for cash prizes and, more importantly, the coveted bragging rights that come with victory at this premier BBQ contest.

What makes this festival truly special is its diverse lineup of participants. Expect to see international barbeque competitors, celebrity chefs from Australia and Mexico, and even pitmasters featured on hit television shows from Netflix and the Food Network stations. This year, over 50 BBQ teams will showcase their skills and vie for glory under the banner of the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), the world’s largest organization dedicated to the art of barbecue.

For attendees, the festival offers much more than mouthwatering BBQ. Live entertainment will keep spirits high throughout the day, with a soundtrack spanning Blues, Pop, R&B, and Country music. Musical icons such as Lakeside, Brad Johnson and the Killin’ Time, and Grammy-nominated Blues legend Ray Brooks will grace the stage, ensuring a toe-tapping good time for all.

Beyond the culinary delights and music, the festival boasts an array of family-friendly activities. From craft beer sampling to classic car shows, rock climbing walls, petting zoos, and arts and crafts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Not to be missed is the Junior Que competition, which allows young BBQ enthusiasts aged 6 to 16 to showcase their skills alongside seasoned pros.

The festivities kick off on Friday, May 31st, with an exclusive “Meat and Greet” panel discussion featuring culinary luminaries Adrian Miller, CEO of the Kansas City BBQ Society Rod Gray, and celebrity chef Harry Soo. This insightful event delves into the evolution of American BBQ and its global impact, offering attendees a chance to engage with industry experts and enjoy some back porch blues courtesy of Grammy-nominated Ray Brooks.

Tickets are on sale now, including limited VIP seats that provide exclusive access to fresh barbeque, craft beer, and a souvenir gift. Additionally, a separate ticket grants entry to the “Meat and Greet” panel discussion, complete with a copy of Adrian Miller’s latest book and a complimentary tasting experience featuring bourbon, BBQ, and beer.

Whether you’re a BBQ aficionado, music lover, or simply looking for a fun-filled day out with family and friends, the Horse Town Brew n’ Que Festival promises an unforgettable experience. Don’t miss your chance to indulge in mouthwatering flavors, enjoy world-class entertainment, and celebrate the rich tradition of American BBQ at this year’s event.

For more information on tickets, sponsorship opportunities, or how to become a contestant, visit or contact Media inquiries and interview requests can be directed to Kimi Rhochelle at Get ready to immerse yourself in the tantalizing world of Brew n’ Que—it’s an event you won’t want to miss!