SoCal BBQ Bash and Expo

SoCal BBQ Bash and Expo

May 20, 2017 at the Fairplex
Top Entertainment

Top Entertainment

Rock solid sounds
Workshops and Cooking Classes

Workshops and Cooking Classes

Develop Professional And Backyard BBQ Skills

General admission tickets, VIP tickets and VIP platinum packages are available for sale.  Cooking classes from celebrated chefs are also available.  Seats for cooking classes are limited.  For an added value, admission to lectures and workshops are included in your general admission price.


A BBQ Bash with the best in BBQ, Beer and festival food.  Sample tickets can be purchased and you can vote for your favorite BBQ team strong and their food.  Non alcohlic beverges are available. 


See the nation’s top BBQ chefs compete for prizes and bragging rights while learning more about the world of BBQ through workshops, demonstrations and exhibits.  Hear top recording artists and award winning live entertainment. Chow down on the best in the west BBQ, Beer and other food and beverages.  All included in one ticket.  Additional fees for premium cooking classes.


Join this family friendly event  dedicated to discovering the best in  BBQ, BEER and Music. Learn from top cooking experts and business  guru’s. Surround yourself with a savory crowd that will not let you down.

The SoCal BBQ Bash and Expo offers the ultimate blend of family entertainment and a down home BBQ experience. It is the ultimate BBQ festival and showdown. Held at the world celebrated Fairplex in Pomona, the event blends the high energy found in professional BBQ competition with best in food and entertainment.  Yeah, you can chow down on the Que but the festival also give you a rare opportunity to learn from the nation’s top smokers. Cooking classes, demonstrations, workshops and exhibits will be open to the public.  You can gain skills that can turn your backyard grill into a Food Network special.  Workshops and seminars are offered to improve your food IQ and can help you increase your business profits and improve your skills at home or in your food or catering business.

Bring the kids-SoCal BBQ Bash hosts a a KIDS KORNER, featuring a KIDZ QUE. We feature a KIDS Kooking Klass and other activities that will have your children wanting to help bring home the bacon.  

Award winning music and entertainment  featuring the legendary recording artist, Tierra, and an exhibit featuring WILD AND CRAZY, GRILLS, round out a day of full BBQ experience.  Yes there is Beer. A wide variety of food and beverages also share the stage. 

So Cal BBQ Bash has it all! …. Music and BBQ…the way it oughta be.


 MAY 20, 2017 -11:00 aM- 6:00 PM  FAIRPLEX    lA County Fairgrounds

FARRELL’S-A Proud Sponsor of the Kids Corner 

The Woodshed, A proud Sponsor of the Kids Korner

Kids Korner

An area  dedicated for children will include activities designed for the young and young at heart.  

In addition to youth activities within the KIDS KORNER, Youth aged 6- 15 may register to participate in a special kidz BBQ competition called KIDS QUE.


 Participation requires pre-registration and is on a first come first served basis.

The SoCal BBQ Bash and Expo also offers a unique  KIDZ COOKING CLASS. Registration for the KIDZ COOKING class is also limited and requires pre-registration.


Registration for both of these activities is free but must be done BEFORE April 20, 2017.



Online registration form-Cooking Class

Click here to register on line for Kids Cooking Class. Seats are limited



Kids Que Rues and Registration -Click Below


Seats are Limited. first come-first served

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Petting Zoo

Petting Zoo

Fun for all ages
Pony Rides

Pony Rides

Free with admission
Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

Kids Creating Fun


The SoCal BBQ Bash and Expo is proud to showcase the nation’s top talent and entertainment. Special guest chef’s Neil Strawder and Sterling “Smitty” Smith  share their culinary skill’s in the Premium Cooking Classes.

Check the web and our Facebook page for updates to workshops, exhibits, performers and guest.

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Chef Neil “Big Mista” Strawder

Sterling “Smitty” Smith

Location and Hours

Saturday, May 20, 2017    
11:00 am- 6:00 pm
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768