There is nothing more pleasurable than spending time with your closest friends in the presence of the aromas of caramelising proteins. If you appreciate grilling, find it satisfying to collect grilling equipment, and believe it to be one of the most masculine-style cooking techniques, what could be more exciting than going to a flavourful barbecue festival and taking part in the festivities with your male gang? Countless festivals are observed all across the world throughout the year. Pack your luggage and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to savour culinary delights prepared by the top grillers in the world. Wedding Affair presents to you the top BBQ festivals from around the world that you and your protein-loving friends must attend.
Meatopia has taken place at Tobacco Dock in Shadwell for about ten years now. During three days, some of the world’s top live-fire chefs prepare exquisite meals using only sustainable resources such as charcoal and wood. Alongside this, it also sources high-quality products, such as meat, seafood, and vegetables. Meatopia 2023, which will take place from August 31 to September 3, is known for being one of the best events in London. It offers an overwhelming number of hydrating drinks, including a wide range of spirits, cocktails, and liquid treats. Everywhere you turn during the event, there are live performers, wandering brass groups, DJs, and passionate singers.
AMERICAN ROYAL, AMERICA
In Kansas City, the American Royal World Series of Barbecue has an extensive history. Participants in this barbecue tournament come from all over the world to compete for the title of “Grand Champion.” The American Royal 2023 will be held from September 27–October 1. The World Series of Barbecue, which attracts approximately 500 teams from more than 20 nations, is the biggest barbecue competition in the world. Live music, rodeo competitions, BBQ demonstrations, livestock representations, and exhibitors displaying and selling their wares and cuisine are also present during the competition and festival.
THE BIG GRILL FESTIVAL, IRELAND
The renowned barbeque festival, The Big Grill, is going to add sizzling warmth to Dublin’s August for the sixth time in a row this year. The BBQ festival, with top food stands, cooking demonstrations by well-known chefs, supper group dining, and more, is going to take place. Europe’s largest BBQ & Food Festival returns from August 17 to August 20, 2023, with this four-day Irish extravaganza of flames, food, and fun. With over 20,000 attendees, the festival honours the craft of cooking by inviting chefs, cooks, and pit masters from around the globe and gives merriment time to the visitors to sample, learn about, and smell various types of grilling, smoking, and barbecuing.
More than 50 highly esteemed chefs from Brazil and beyond represent themselves at Churrascada, a festival that opened its doors in 2015. To 3,000 guests, protein and flame superstar chefs demonstrated their creations. Presenting their inventions are the masters of meat and fire from the five continents. All of this is accompanied by a ton of music, plenty of beer, and special attractions like the inaugural iteration of Butcher Wars. On August 5, 2023, So Paulo, Brazil, will host its yearly BBQ event.