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PRESS RELEASE JUNE 5th, 2020

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the postponement of the New Jersey State Barbecue Championship and Anglesea Blues Festival. The safety of our volunteers, vendors, competitors, musicians and attendees has always been our top concern. We have attempted, in the midst of a global pandemic, to navigate the logistics of producing a first-class event that thousands of people anticipate each year. Simply put, the current government restrictions, and the lack of any clear timeline as to when and to what extent those restrictions may be lifted over the next five weeks, makes it impossible to delay this decision any longer.

Producing an event of our size requires the coordination and mobilization of numerous contractors, vendors, suppliers and volunteers. It is not, and cannot, be produced overnight.  We have no doubt that many will be disappointed by the postponement of the event, while others may applaud it. No matter where you fall, rest assured that we will be back bigger and better than ever on July 9, 10 & 11, 2021.”

New Jersey State Barbecue Championship™

July 9, 10 & 11, 2021

Mouth watering ribs, chicken, brisket and pork, masterfully marinated and seasoned, then smoked for hours to the point of perfection. This ain’t just grilling, this is art! Who will be the Champion? Come witness barbecue teams from around the country show off their skills in a quest for the best.

But that ain’t all! Nothing goes better with lip smackin’ barbecue than smokin’ hot blues. So, you bet we have that too! The Anglesea Blues Festival™, held in conjunction with the New Jersey State Barbecue Championship™, will be bringing you the best blues acts this side of Beale Street.

Getting hungry’? You’ll find barbecue so good you’ll cry, offered by championship vendors, as well as a variety of other treats to satisfy every appetite.

And of course you won’t want to miss the  live cooking demonstrations, special displays, and much, much more.

And did I mention admission is free! Don’t miss the New Jersey State Barbecue Championship™,  July 10, 11 & 12, 2020.

The New Jersey State Barbecue Championship™ benefits the Anglesea Volunteer Fire Company, serving the community since 1897.

New Jersey State Barbecue Championship™
New Jersey State Barbecue Championship™
New Jersey State Barbecue Championship™
New Jersey State Barbecue Championship™