2nd Annual Bay Area BBQ Championship

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 7000 Coliseum Way Oakland CA 94621  See map

Event Overview

Major League BBQ, Baseball & Celebrities team up for foster youth for the 2nd Bay Area BBQ Championship (www.bayareabbq.org) on Saturday July 7th at the Oakland Coliseum.

All proceeds from the event benefit the thousands of Northern California foster children, youth and families served by Alternative Family Services (www.afs4kids.org).

The Bay Area BBQ Championship is an A's "special event" day. Tickets may be purchased by clicking here.

The Bay Area BBQ Championship (BABC) is California's premier barbecue destination.


Guests will enjoy:

  • World class BBQ sampling
  • BBQ & Beer Pairing Tent
  • Live entertainment: music, entertainers and live BBQ Throwdown
  • Live food demos: Guest appearance by Dr. BBQ - celebrity personality and author of NFL BBQ Cookbook
  • A's vs Mariners game
  • Family Boardwalk: all day baseball clinics, carnival attractions, Home Depot building clinic, urban gardening, sponsor attractions

Who are the teams?

Pro Cook-off

The Kansas City BBQ Society sanctions the Pro Cook-off where some of the nation's top BBQ teams compete for the title of Grand Champion. Anyone who feels they have a team that can compete in chicken, ribs, brisket and pork may PRO Teams apply here.


AAA Minor League Cook-off

This year the AAA Minor League cook-off will allow backyard BBQ enthusiasts, chefs and teams to compete for cash in three new categories: tri-tip, vegetarian dishes, and Captain's Choice (a beef, chicken or pork dish). Any individual or team may apply for the AAA Minor League cook-off here


Community Partner / Corporate Sponsor Teams for People's Choice

The Oakland Fire Department, Allied Storage Container and East Bay Restaurant Supply are examples of community partner/corporate sponsor teams that show their support for foster youth by putting a team together to serve BBQ related samples to guests who then "VOTE" for their favorite team. These teams can serve as few or as many BBQ related items such as: sides, meats or desserts. Community Partner/Sponsor Teams apply here



All tickets include BABC access, (5) tasting tickets and A's vs Mariners ticket:

General Admission = $33adults/$12kids



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