Jamie Oliver will love this! From July 29 to 31, Whistler is celebrating a decade of BBQ mania. World champions will gather in a face-off at Dusty’s throughout the weekend. The battle is to BBQ up the tastiest pork shoulder, beef brisket, chicken and pork ribs. Contestants cook up their fare to win prizes and cash and passes to the Jack Daniel’s World Championship BBQ contest in Tennessee and Kansas City’s American Royal World Championships.
This event has long been indispensable, bringing large crowds to the town; and the attendance grows bigger each year. All through it’s ten years, Dusty’s have hosted it and manager Joshua Kearns in Creekside enjoys every year of the Whistler Blackcomb event. It gets busier and better all the time with its delicious food and great music. There is so much to do here and see and this is one fun way to spend this long weekend in British Columbia.
On Friday there is a Whole Hog BBQ Demonstration given by champion BBQ man Jim Ericson. No registration needed and he gives his demonstration free to all. It takes 24 hours for his whole hog to cook and then samples are available at the Whole Hog Feed supper on Saturday. Tickets for the meal are $15 each at Dusty’s. Because this supper is popular, it’s best to get tickets in advance.
This whole event is one of the highlights of the season for Whistler and learning how to make a mean BBQ gets more and more popular.
Capping off the night, Dusty presents the tribute Led Zeppelin band Whole Lotta Led on stage at 9pm. Saturday is also Local’s BBQ Day and residents and visitors get to compete in the Backyard Burger Competition in hopes of winning more than $2,000 made up of prizes and cash.
Once again, another yearly event is back and ready to exceed last years.
From January’s Pemberton WinterFest, May’s Whistler Kids of Steel Triathlon, the Bonfire Music Festival in July; right through 11 months of the year, Whistler and Whistler’s locals and visitors can experience the beauty, the adventure and the fun of one of the most famous places in British Columbia.