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The Lowdown

The Festival

The Festival will be held on Saturday 30th January 2021, Sunday 31st January 2021 in central Tauranga. The Battle of the BBQs is about bringing Kiwis together for the BBQ cook off of the year! The Battle of the BBQs brings teams together from all over NZ to battle it out over two days for the title of Master of the Grill Tauranga.

We will also be showcasing some of New Zealand’s yummiest cuisine and beverages.


There will be entertainment galore with local and national musicians. With great fun, family friendly entertainment throughout the day and for you car buffs we even have a classic car and hot rod show.

Date & TIME

When & Where

Saturday 30th January 2021
12 noon–7pm

Sunday 31st January 2021

BBQ Competition Judging
Sunday 3pm



Mount Maunganui College, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga

The Competition

Watch the excitement of Amateur BBQ cooks in teams of up to 4 people, complete against 20 plus other teams to go head to head over the two day cook out to compete of the year. NZBA sanctioned event where all points accredited from this event go into the national ranking for the teams. Win a share of a massive prize pool of $10,000 in cash and prizes.

Cuts of meat

6 Categories – in no particular order

• Chicken (Open/Any cut)
• Pork ribs (St Lou Ribs)
• Lamb (Open)
• Pork (Refined)
• Beef (Brisket)
• Desert

BBQ Team prices

$325 (Includes up to 4 people, option to stay onsite from Friday night until Monday morning)

Competition Rules

NZBA rules apply

Classic Car & Hot Rod Show Competition

The People’s Choice winning car becomes the next event poster car.

(People’s Choice is voted in by the Public)

Enter your car and be into Win cash and prizes to the value of $1000.

Only 50 of the best cars from around the Bay of Plenty and New Zealand per day entered.

Car entry – $25 (includes driver and 1 x passenger for 1 day entry)


Tickets available here and through selected outlets and throughout the Bay of Plenty.

Early bird tickets $20
2nd Release tickets $25
3rd Release tickets $30
Kids under 10 years old free
Kids over 10 years old $10
Door sales – TBA