2018 Blues and BBQ Festival and Australian Barbecue Wars, Port Macquarie

Sizzling: Barbecues Galore CEO Luke Naish, Port Macquarie's Barbecues Galore owner Mark Lyons and barbecue king Eric Gephart at the barbecue wars in 2017.
Sizzling: Barbecues Galore CEO Luke Naish, Port Macquarie's Barbecues Galore owner Mark Lyons and barbecue king Eric Gephart at the barbecue wars in 2017.

IT’S time to get your sizzle on because the masters of meat are about to go to war.

The 2018 Blues and BBQ Festival will excite the tastebuds of all Mid North Coast meatlovers this weekend (September 14-15) with a huge line-up of delicious fare and funky music on the menu.

The festival plays host to the largest barbecue competition in Australia, the Buffalo Trace Australian Barbecue Wars.

Nearly 100 teams will descend on Port Macquarie for a fun-filled, exciting weekend of competitive barbecue sanctioned by the Australasian Barbecue Alliance.

This year, the competition will also feature a Steak Cook-off sanctioned competition featuring steak, burgers, wings and tacos.

All the sizzling action happens on the grounds of the Breakwall Holiday Park with gates open to the public from 4pm Friday, September 14.

Together with the competitions, from 11am Saturday Town Green will host an authentic line-up of low and slow style barbecue vendors, live music and craft beer by Six String Brewery.

The entertainment line-up features the Sweet Jelly Rolls, Little Quirks, Mike and Roxy, Nanna Klumpp and Frank Sultana.

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