NJ BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival 2021

After a brief stop of the annual North Wildwood BBQ Festival due to Covid-19 last year, the festival is finally here!

The New Jersey State Barbecue Championship is a three-day open-air festival featuring championship barbecue competition; live cooking demonstrations, special displays, and food and beverage vendors to satisfy every taste and appetite.

The championship competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), the world’s largest association of barbecue enthusiasts. Over $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded at the 2021 New Jersey State Barbecue Championship. The competition is officiated by representatives of KCBS and a panel of volunteer judges, certified in the art and science of judging competitive barbecue. 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.

The Anglesea Blues Festival features both national and regional blues musicians and is held in conjunction with the New Jersey State Barbecue Championship. Throughout the weekend, free live entertainment is featured on our outdoor main stage, as well as additional acts in neighboring establishments.

Here is the Schedule

FRIDAY – 4PM-11 Pm

  • 4pm-7pm – The Outcrops

  • 4pm-7pm – Cat Country 107.3 Live Broadcast

  • 7:30pm-10:30pm – Billy the Kid & the Regulators

SATURDAY – 10AM-11 Postmates

  • 11am-1 pm Looseleaf

  • Noon-2pm – ESPN Radio Live

  • 1:30pm-4pm – Bluestime

  • 3pm-5pm – WCZT The Coast

  • 3pm -4:30pm – Burger, Sauce & Dessert Competitions

  • 4pm-7pm – James Supra / Sarah Ayers Blues Band

  • 7:30pm-10:30pm – Mike Guldin and Rollin’ & Tumblin’


  • 11am-4:30pm – BC Combo and Friends

  • Noon-2pm – Chicken, Ribs, Pork & Brisket Competition

  • 4:30pm – New Jersey State Barbecue Championship Awards Ceremony

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