The 2019 Capital BBQ Festival is coming to Barrhaven!

Barrhaven BBQ Festival

Barrhaven carnivores, it’s your moment to shine!

The 2019 Capital BBQ Festival will be rolling into Barrhaven between May 24th to the 26th. The event will be held at Clarke Fields Park in Barrhaven, the same location as the Canada Day festivities.

The festival will feature BBQ vendors, food trucks, live music, beverage patio, BBQ demonstrations, a Kids Zone as well as craft vendors. At the heart of the festival are 4 international BBQ competitions. It promises to be a weekend full of fun for the entire family.

Admission to this event is free with a $2 donation to our charities. Our charities are TELUS Ride For Dad and the Barrhaven Food Cupboard and each receive half of the gate proceeds.

Barrhaven Capital BBQ Festival

The three-day festival will feature the following activities:

  • Eat real BBQ from our BBQ Vendors
  • Enjoy a refreshing treat from our Beverage Patio
  • Listen to a full weekend of bands on our Main Stage
  • Taste the offerings from 6 different Food Trucks
  • Browse the 40+ Craft and Sponsor tents
  • Become a Certified BBQ Judge Class after attending a class on Saturday morning
  • Attend BBQ demos, lessons and Q&A sessions scheduled throughout the weekend
  • Take photos with 501st (Star Wars characters)
  • Kids Zone with activities for kids.
  • Witness Canada’s Largest Professional BBQ Competition, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society
  • Join Ottawa’s first ever Steak Cookoff, sanctioned by the Steak Cookoff Association in Texas
  • Join in the Backyard BBQ Master (Amateur BBQ Competition)
  • Enter their children in the Kids Q BBQ Competition
  • Take a tour of the Competition Village and meet BBQ teams from all over North America

The festival is also looking for volunteers – you can learn more by visiting their volunteer signup page. And yes, volunteers get free BBQ for their efforts!

You can learn more about the event by visiting the festival website at

See you there!