The World BBQ Championships
The BIGGEST International BBQ Competition in the World Takes Place This Year in Limerick, Ireland!
Limerick is set to be the barbecue capital of the world next October when Ireland hosts the World BBQ Championships. The biannual event is expected to be attended by more than 100 teams, each made up of six experts in the art of cooking over fire.
Limerick beat Rome and Vilnius in the race to host the 2017 championships, which will take place in the People’s Park on October 13th-15th. In addition to the 600 competitors and their supporters, 150 certified judges will travel to Limerick for the event, and more than 40,000 spectators are expected to attend.
“This is not your sausages and burgers, it’s the Cordon Bleu of barbecue,” says Patrick O’Sullivan, who is president of the World BBQ Association (WBQA), formed in 1996.