Indio California BBQ State Championship and Festival
On November 4, 2017, the 3rd Annual Indio California BBQ State Championship and Festival will be held at The Lights at Indio Golf Course in North Indio. This annual event provides attendees with plenty of entertainment from a BBQ contest, where Pit Masters are vying for a $10,000 prize for Best BBQ, craft beer tent and live music to a kids’ activities, wild west show, train rides, games, contests and vendors. With the first year having 27 Pit BBQ Masters competing and year two having 40, it is projected to have even more delicious BBQ up for grabs during year three.
New to the event this year, is the Horseshoe Tournament. The event will be hosted by the Ringerz Horseshoe Club out of Indio, CA. They will be showcasing Aaron Tarrango, who is the most recent Horseshoe World Champion. The 19-year-old competitor is a resident of La Quinta, CA. This year’s prize will be a 50/50 split and anyone of any skill level or age can enter to compete as a team of two.
“Indio BBQ Festival offers a festive atmosphere, great family entertainment and exciting activities throughout the day that are unique to the Coachella Valley. This festival allows you to take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the practices seen on TV and social media of these world-renowned BBQ events. We invite you to come and see the excitement for yourself and spend the day with us,” said VP of Events for the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce.