The 2019 Barn Burner BBQ is July 21 at the Farm Store In Yarrow, 4540 Simmons Rd. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)

Good things cooking at Barn Burner BBQ event this Sunday in Yarrow

Fifth annual event in Chilliwack raises funds for the Full Cupboard

If you smell something good in Yarrow this week, just follow your nose to the fifth annual Barn Burner BBQ event at Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry.

The event is officially sanctioned by the Kansas city BBQ Society and features 21 teams from all over the Lower Mainland and beyond competing in the traditional four categories: beef brisket, pulled pork, chicken, and ribs.

The winning team will take home their share of $5,000 in prize money, along with the Barn Burner BBQ Grand Championship trophy, and a spot in the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational BBQ in Tennessee.

Progress reporter Paul Henderson and other judges sample the creations in the black box competition at the third annual Barn Burner BBQ competition in Chilliwack on April 9, 2017. (Black Press file)

Teams also compete in a “Black Box” cook-off. This “Iron Chef” style competition presents cooks with a black box containing four mystery ingredients. All ingredients must be incorporated into a single dish and submitted to the judges, who will award points based on originality, taste and presentation.

But the competition cooking is just part of the family-friendly event featuring BBQ samples (in limited supply) with a variety of food trucks, too.

Entertainment includes comedian Cliff Prang as emcee with music by Ryan McAllister, The K-O’s, and the Tanner Olsen Band. The are also activities for the whole family including a climbing wall, mechanical bull, dunk tank, face-painting, animal balloons and more.

Entry is by donation, recommended at $5 per person with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to the Full Cupboard, a program designed to raise food, funds, and awareness for food banks in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Langley, Surrey and surrounding communities.

Last year’s event raised $9,543, for a total exceeding $19,000 in three years.

The Barn Burner BBQ event is hosted by Johnston’s Pork and Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry, and it’s Sunday, July 21, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Farm Store in Yarrow, 4540 Simmons Rd.

Schedule:

10 a.m.: Event Opens with Cliff Prang and Ryan McAllister taking the stage

11 a.m.: Chicken competition judging (cooked for approximately four hours)

12 p.m.: Ribs competition judging (cooked for approximately six hours), The K-Os take the stage

1 p.m.: Pork competition judging (cooked for approximately 12 hours)

2 p.m.: Brisket competition (cooked for approximately 12 to 16 hours), The Tanner Olsen Band takes the stage

3 p.m.: Black Box competition

4:30 p.m.: Awards ceremony and Grand Championship winner announced

• READ MORE: Chilliwack’s fourth annual Barn Burner BBQ competition brings the heat – 2018


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Chef Bonnie Friesen of Faspa & Co hands out samples of duck chili at the 2016 Barn Burner BBQ in Yarrow. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)

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