NJ Barbecue Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival

Indulge in mouthwatering ribs, chicken, brisket and pork while enjoying some of the best Blues music at the Jersey Shore during the New Jersey State Barbecue Championship and Anglesea Blues Festival Friday, July 9 through Sunday, July 11. The event will take place at 2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenues in North Wildwood.

The three-day festival features barbecue teams from around the country showing off grill skills in a quest for the best. Teams compete for glory by attempting to create masterfully marinated and seasoned meats, smoked to perfection, to earn the title of Grand Champion. The Grand Champion of the New Jersey State Barbecue Championship is eligible to compete in the invitation only world championship, the American Royale, held annually in Kansas City, Missouri.

While you are enjoying delicious BBQ, you can also enjoy smoking hot Blues music. The Anglesea Blues Festival features both national and regional blues musicians and is held in conjunction with the New Jersey State Barbecue Championship. Top Blues acts are featured on the FREE outdoor main stage, as well as in neighboring clubs and pubs.

The festival, kicks off Friday, July 9 with an Opening Ceremony at 4 p.m. and featured band The Outcrops from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the mainstage. From 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., Billy The Kid & The Regulators take the Main Stage.

Saturday, July 10, festival hours are 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.  Guests can enjoy FREE live musical sets featuring Looseleaf from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; the Bluestime from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.; the James Supra Band with Sarah Ayers from 4 – 7 p.m.; Rollin N’ Tumblin from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m..

The festival concludes on Sunday, July 11 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.. Judging for the 2021 Barbeque Grand Championship – conducted by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and a panel of volunteer judges – begins at noon, with the awards ceremony commencing at 4:30 p.m. FREE live Blues performances continue with BC Combo from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m..

The New Jersey State Barbecue Championship and Anglesea Blues Festival is a celebration of great food, great music and family fun you won’t want to miss so pack up your appetite and groove to the blues in the Wildwoods Friday, July 9 – Sunday, July 11. Admission is FREE!

For additional information, call 609-523-6565 or visit www.njbbq.com or www.angleseablues.com.