Get fired up for BBQ championships

BBQ Champs 2024 TILES

The National BBQ Championships in Forbes are back!

Grinsted Oval will come alive on Saturday 28 October for the sizzling action and tantalising aromas of our best barbecued beef, chicken, lamb and pork - and compete for the $10,000 prize pool.

“We are giving you plenty of notice to brush up on your barbecuing skills,” Mayor Miller said.

“We are expecting an amazing day – full of the amazing smells of barbecued delicacies, market stalls, bar, live music and entertainment for the children. Is the barbecue Australia’s national dish – I will let this day be the judge of that!” Mayor Miller added.

The announcement of the celebrity guest judge will be made very soon! 

As a spectator, the event is free to attend with spectator tickets available at

Registrations are now open, download a copy of the form here, and return once completed to

The National BBQ Championships kicks off at 12pm and concludes at 8pm.

The event will again be held at Grinsted Oval with ‘Fast Ed’ of Better Homes and Gardens fame the chef, the last official judge, who will be this year's? 

“As a Council enjoy bringing together our community, we love seeing the smiles and the lifting of spirits, especially as we know life in the country can bring its own challenges at times,” Mayor Miller said.

The National BBQ Championships is supported by the NSW Government’s Reconnecting Regional NSW Community Events Program.