Gilroy Garli-Que BBQ Challenge

The Gilroy Garli-Que BBQ Challenge

This is a Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) sanctioned four meat Championship Series event, a Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue (draw), an American Royal Invitational Qualifier and a Team of the Year (ToY) event for both KCBS and the California BBQ Association (CBBQA).

There will be an optional fifth category of “Anything Goes with Garlic” as well as People’s Choice. “Anything Goes With Garlic” will be any BBQ’d or grilled dish of any meat, incorporating at least one (1) bulb of garlic. Judging will be 100% KCBS certified. First through fifth place winners in all categories will be awarded prize money and trophies, and will be announced on Saturday afternoon on the Great Garlic Cook-Off Stage.

The Gilroy Garlic Festival is recognized as one of the world’s premier summer food fairs, featuring three days of great garlicky food, three stages of live entertainment, cooking contests, arts & crafts, and fun for the whole family. Over 4,000 volunteers host the event with proceeds benefiting the community. Since its inception in 1979, over $10.9 million have been distributed to local schools, charities, and non-profit organizations.


Celebrating 40 Years of Family Fun!