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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 competition and backyard BBQ cooks.

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

In addition, a panel of judges will do blind taste testing in the commercial, competition, 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.

Competition BBQ entrants will compete in four categories that include best pulled pork BBQ, best ribs, best sauce, and wildcard—anything you want to BBQ.  Competition Teams compete for trophies.  First, Second and Third place in each event win trophies. Anyone is welcome to compete in competition level, but most teams will have large trailers or smokers and many will have competed in KCBS certified judged events.  While this event is not KCBS certified and judges will not be KCBS certified, blind judging will be based on the same or similar criteria. Competition Teams are welcome to display a banner or other logo/promotional materials at their booths.

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 us

The Bob Burdette Center is a non-profit afterschool and summer program that operates four afterschool program locations on the West Side of Charleston and serves approximately 170 children who attend Edgewood Elementary, Grandview Elementary, Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary, Stonewall Jackson Middle, and Capital High.

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.

Please visit www.bobburdettecenter.org for more information. Follow us on Facebook and on Instagram and Twitter using the handle @bobburdettecntr.

Updates

Music

The 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.  Our bands have graciously donated their time and talent to provide sweet tunes throughout the event. Make sure to check them out at the Charley West BBQ Fest and online!

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Peddlers Glory

Peddlers Glory is a grass stained mountain music project from the heart of Appalachia

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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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Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns

About as smooth as Appalachian shine, The Bringdowns bring their own Appalachian Rock sound to Alt.Country.

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Emmalea Deal

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

Schedule

Friday, May 17th

7:30 PM
Backyard Cooks and Competition Teams Set Up


Saturday, May 18th

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Backyard Cooks, Competition Teams, and Commercial Vendors Set Up


12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Competition Teams Judged Events


 2:00 PM
Commercial Vendors, Backyard Cooks, and Competition Teams begin serving BBQ


2:00 PM-3:00PM
Mark Miller Band


2:30 pm
Commercial Vendors Judged Event

 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Emmalea Deal


4:00 pm
Backyard Cooks Ribs Submission


4:30 pm
Backyard Cooks Pulled Pork Submission


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns


5:00 PM
Backyard Cooks Sauce Submission


5:30 PM
Backyard CooksWild Card Submission


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Peddlers Glory


7:30 PM
Winners announced


8:00 PM
2018 Charley West BBQ Fest closes

Event Partners

Bailey & Wyatt
Bricks Without Straw
Brickstreet
Capitol City Pediatrics
Gaddy Engineering
Kavitz Law
Kanawha County
Kanawha Scales
Midstate
Northeast
Mountain State Beverage
Raab Wealth Advisors
Steptoe
United Bank

Edward Bailey

Tricia Clark and Kevin Kinder

Bradley Rowe

Doug Taylor

Jo Ellen & John Yeary

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 fundraising 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 and Competition Teams
 
Ten dollars will purchase ten tasting tickets and the chance to vote for one’s favorite Commercial BBQ and favorite Competition Team BBQ. Winners will be named “People’s Choice-Best BBQ.” 
 
In addition, a panel of judges will do blind judging in the Commercial, Competition Team and Backyard divisions. 
 
Commercial BBQ 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 Cooks 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 a trophy and $100, second place wins $50, and third place wins $25.  Backyard BBQ Cooks are welcome to display a banner or other logo of a sponsor or team name.
 
Competition BBQ Teams compete for trophies.  First, Second and Third place in each event win trophies. Anyone is welcome to compete in competition level, but most teams will have large trailers or smokers and many will have competed in KCBS certified judged events.  While this event is not KCBS certified and judges will not be KCBS certified, blind judging will be based on the same or similar criteria. Competition BBQ Teams are welcome to display a banner or other logo/promotional materials at their booths.
 
The event also features live local music.
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 Competition Team BBQ.
 
Tasting tickets may be exchanged for samples of BBQ from Backyard BBQ cooks and Competition BBQ Teams. One ticket will purchase a tasting of 1 1/2 oz. of pulled pork BBQ and two tickets will purchase 1 rib or other specialty item from Backyard BBQ Cooks and Competition BBQ Teams.

Location

Haddad River Front Park
Charleston, WV

 

Contact

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