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MAY 18, 2019
HADDAD RIVERFRONT PARK | CHARLESTON, WV

ABOUT THE CHARLEY WEST BBQ FEST

The Charley West BBQ Fest is an annual event benefiting the Bob Burdette Center afterschool program.

The public is able to purchase meals from commercial BBQ vendors and tasting tickets to sample BBQ from backyard BBQ cooks. 

Ten dollars will purchase ten tasting tickets and the chance to vote for one’s favorite commercial BBQ and favorite backyard BBQ. Winners will be named “People’s Choice-Best BBQ.

In addition, a panel of judges will do blind taste testing in both the commercial and backyard divisions. 

Commercial vendors will submit a sample of pulled pork BBQ with sauce to the judge’s panel to compete for Best BBQ in Charleston at the Charley West BBQ Fest.” 

Backyard BBQ entrants will compete in four categories that include best pulled pork BBQ, best ribs, best sauce, and wildcard—anything you want to BBQ. First place in each event wins $100, second place wins $50, and third place wins $25. The event also features live local music.

ABOUT THE BOB BURDETTE CENTER

about usThe Bob Burdette Center is a non-profit afterschool and summer program that operates three afterschool program locations on the West Side of Charleston and serves approximately 130 children who attend Edgewood Elementary, Grandview Elementary, Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary and Stonewall Jackson Middle. 

Children are able to attend the program at no cost and receive daily meals, homework assistance, and tutoring. They also participate in a variety of enrichment activities and physical activity.

Music

Charley West BBQ Fest wouldn’t be the same without the bands who provide live music throughout the afternoon. It supplies the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing spring afternoon spent with friends, family, and neighbors enjoying delicious BBQ and each other’s company. This year, Northeast Natural Energy has sponsored a great headline band who has both local and national reach, Fletcher’s Grove. Three additional local bands have graciously donated their time and talent to provide sweet tunes throughout the event. They include The Mark Miller Band, Emmalea Deal, and Mike Pushkin and the loyal Opposition.  Make sure to check them out at the 3rdAnnual Charley West BBQ Fest and online.    

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The Mark Miller Band

Our music is born from the mountains of Charleston, WV and rooted in southern rock and blues.

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Mike Pushkin and the Loyal Opposition

Mike Pushkin and the Loyal Opposition is a band of Veteran Entertainers from WV's Music scene located in Charleston, WV.

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Emmalea Deal

Alternative Rock/Pop Recording Artist, Singer/Songwriter, Girl Rocker from Summersville West Virginia. Endorsed K B Guitars Artist.

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Fletcher’s Grove

Appalachian Jam Rock rolling along playing more than 100 tour dates a year around the country.

Registration for Backyard Cook & Commercial Vendors

Schedule

Friday, May 18th

7:30 PM
Backyard cooks setup


Saturday, May 19th

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Backyard cooks & commercial vendors
setup


2:00 PM
Commercial vendors start selling BBQ
Backyard cooks start giving samples


2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Mark Miller Band on the main stage


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Emmalea Deal on the main stage


3:30 PM
Amateur ribs submission


4:00 PM
Professional pulled pork submission

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Mike Pushkin and the Loyal Opposition 
on the main stage


4:30 PM
Amateur pulled pork submission


5:00 PM
Amateur sauce submission



5:30 PM
Amateur wild card submission


6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Fletcher’s Grove on the main stage


7:30 PM
Winners announced


8:00 PM
2018 Charley West BBQ Fest closes

Event Partners

Arnett
Robert V. Berthold III
BBT
Brickstreet
Bricks Without Straw
Tricia Clark and Kevin Kinder
Gaddy Engineering
Kavitz Law
Mountain State Beverage
Raab Wealth
Northeast
Pison
United

BECOME A PARTNER

Diamond

$10,000
  • 20 T-shirts, 25 Tasting tickets, Tent and table;
  • Stage Banner, Website Ad for 1 Year

Platinum

$5,000
  • 20 t-shirts; 25 tasting tickets;
  • tent and table

Gold

$2,500
  • 10 t-shirts; 25 tasting tickets

Silver

$1,000
  • 4 t-shirts;
  • 25 tasting tickets

Bronze

$500
  • 2 t-shirts;
  • 25 tasting tickets

Friendship

$250
  • 1 t-shirt
  • 25 tasting tickets

To become a partner please contact Loren Farmer at 304-720-0444 or loren@bobburdettecenter.org

All event partners will have their logo included on a promotional banner displayed at Charley West BBQ Fest. Partners will also be featured on this website and through posts made on the Charley West BBQ Fest Facebook Page.

Partners will be acknowledged from the stage during Charley West BBQ Fest between performances. Partners who contribute at higher levels will receive a greater number of mentions from the stage. 

The largest contributing partner will also be recognized via a separate banner which will be placed at the front of the stage.

FAQ

What is Charley West BBQ Fest?

Charley West BBQ Fest is annual event benefiting the Bob Burdette Center afterschool program.

The public is able to purchase meals from commercial BBQ vendors and tasting tickets to sample BBQ from backyard BBQ cooks. 

Ten dollars will purchase ten tasting tickets and the chance to vote for one’s favorite commercial BBQ and favorite backyard BBQ. Winners will be named “People’s Choice-Best BBQ.”

In addition, a panel of judges will do blind taste testing in both the commercial and backyard divisions. 

Commercial vendors will submit a sample of pulled pork BBQ with sauce to the judge’s panel to compete for “Best BBQ in Charleston at the Charley West BBQ Fest.” 

Backyard BBQ entrants will compete in four categories that include best pulled pork BBQ, best ribs, best sauce, and wildcard—anything you want to BBQ. First place in each event wins $100, second place wins $50, and third place wins $25. The event also features live local music.

What is the Bob Burdette Center?
When and where is Charley West BBQ Fest?
Where can I park?
Does the public have to pay an entrance fee to come to the event?
How much are tasting tickets and what do they get me?

Ten dollars will purchase ten tasting tickets and the chance to vote for one’s favorite commercial BBQ and favorite backyard BBQ. 

Tasting tickets may be used to purchase samples from backyard BBQ cooks. One ticket will purchase a tasting of 1 oz. of pulled pork BBQ and two tickets will purchase 1 rib from backyard cooks.

Can I use tasting tickets to purchase BBQ from commercial vendors?
How do I sign up to compete as a commercial vendor?
How do I sign up to compete as a backyard BBQ cook?
I have specific questions that are not addressed here.

Contact

Loren Farmer, Executive Director
Bob Burdette Center
304-720-0444
loren@bobburdettecenter.org

Haddad River Front Park
Charleston, WV