The Rotary Club of Santa Clara has partnered with the City of Santa Clara to host the 2014 Silicon Valley BBQ Championships June 27-28 in Santa Clara’s Central Park at Kiely and Homestead. Admission is FREE. The championships are sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), the world’s largest organization of barbecue and grilling enthusiasts with over 15,000 members worldwide.
Proceeds of this event will benefit the children of the community through various programs the Rotary Club of Santa Clara supports, including Steps for Success and Christmas for Kids.
Beginning Friday, June 27th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., approximately 50 professional BBQ teams will be arriving from all over the United States to begin competing in four categories – pork ribs, pulled pork, chicken thighs, and brisket. Winners will take home prize money and bragging rights.
There will be dozens of vendor booths offering food, beer, wine and wares for your enjoyment. In addition to the BBQ teams smoking up the neighborhood with the tantalizing smell of roast pork, beef and ribs. There will also be a number of bands to entertain BBQ attendees through all of Saturday. The City of Santa Clara is hosting a special game and activity area for the kids as well.