2018 Events


The Big Meat – Guildford – Surrey – 25th & 26th August 2018

Setup in 2015 as a social gathering of like minded people, the organisers have decided to add a fully fledged IBQN sanctioned competition to the weekend. With entertainment and some great food venders this event will be a lot of fun. We will be adding more information in the next few days. Please visit the organisers website The Big Meat or register your interest on The Big Meat’s Facebook Page

The Maldon Smoke & Fire Festival – Maldon – Essex – 18th & 19th August 2018

2017 is a year that is sure to once again prove that Low ’n’ Slow BARBECUE SPIRIT is alive and well in Maldon. 

The Maldon Smoke & Fire Festival, a family celebration of the art of cooking with fire and smoke, comes to Promenade Park, with its avenues of mature trees and grass recreation areas running down the banks of the river Blackwater.

The festival will allow you to taste, smell, discover and learn about all kinds of US-style low ’n’ slow BBQ’ing grilling, smoking, meats and specialities from around the globe. You will also find plenty of the exhibitors wanting to show off their latest BBQ kit, and maybe even let you sample some of their cooking! With a fully sanctioned IBQN Pitmasters competition, Chilli cook-off, wing eating competition,  be sure to get in touch soon to avoid disappointment! Smoke & Fire Festival