Who says NJ doesn’t have great BBQ & awesome Beer?
The Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown is New Jersey’s first festival, featuring only New Jersey Beer, coupled with restaurants, gourmet food trucks & Chefs, offering a delectable array of mouth watering BBQ & Bacon creations, all available for purchase. There will be a competition to showcase their culinary skills, with a panel of celebrity judges choosing the best of the best, along with People’s Choice awards for Best Dish & Best Beer. 20 New Jersey Breweries will be in attendance, each bringing 4 styles of Beer. One of these styles will be either a rare Beer or a Brew created specifically for this event. The event will take place outdoors and under tents, with some fantastic Music! This is destined to become a New Jersey Fall classic.

VIP Tickets
$ 85
After 5/6 $90
After 5/13 $95
VIP Includes
Everything included with General Admission, plus enter 1 hour early, VIP gift, appetizer samplings, meet & greet with the Brewers, Pitmasters & Chefs & first access to the rare & specialty beer which each brewery is creating for this event.
VIP Sponsor
Special VIP Chef Coordinator

Tim "The Brew Chef" Schafer
General Admission
$ 55
After 5/6 $60
After 5/13 $65
General Admission Includes
General Admission includes Mason jar mug, unlimited samples of beer, great music & People’s Choice Ballot for best beer & best dish.
The “Triple B” VIP Experience
Coming Soon
Non Drinking
General Admission
$ 20
Non Drinking General Admission Includes
Festival Entry, Great Music, Access to purchase from the delicious Food vendors & Peoples Choice Ballot for best dish.

If tickets are still available the day of the event, door prices are $5 more.


Street Hassle and The Brass Balls
Stepping STONE Band
Mr. Love Joy

Judging Panel

Deborah Smith

Deborah Smith is the owner and Executive Editor of
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Peter Genovese

No one knows New Jersey better than Peter Genovese. The feature writer at The Newark Star-Ledger is the author of ten books.
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Michael Arp

By day he is just an average guy with an ordinary job, but by night, he and his wife, Kat, are wanderlust gastronomes in search of taste bud tantalizing cuisine and thirst quenching libations.
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Tim Schafer

Tim “The Brew Chef” Schafer is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Chef Schafer is an accomplished restaurateur, caterer, culinary instructor and beer and food columnist.
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Outdoors & Under Tents

No Outside Food or Drink Allowed

ALL attendees MUST be 21 or over, with Picture ID for entry