BBQ on the Boardwalk

Ireland’s largest BBQ cook-off is back on Saturday 5th May @ 12pm - 5pm! With some smokin' hot sizzling fare on offer it promises to be a true feast for the senses!

Riverfest BBQ Competition 810 x 456

One of the annual high points of Riverfest, the BBQ will see teams representing cuisines around the world competing for honours. This year’s competition is all about community, family and fun. We invite communities and groups to come together and make this year’s entry a dish from the heart. Each team will cook one meal for the competition, either chicken or beef (both will be provided), for our judging panel.

    If you would like to enter the BBQ Competition you can download the application form here.

    Please return completed applications to
    Grooveyard Event Management
    FAO: Gill Cleary
    Email: for any queries. 

    Closing date for applications is Tuesday 1st May.

    Entry Cost

    €100 per team to enter. Each team to consist of 2 to 8 people.

    Places will be filled on a first come basis.

    Entry Details

    Each team will be provided with food to be cooked and entered into the competition, which will be judged by official BBQ judges (announced closer to the date).

    We suggest you bring extra food to cook, to give out as samples to the public attending the event and show off your cooking skills. Feel free to bring decorations for your area, fancy dress, bring entertainers, anything fun and creative you can bring to the day!

    What will be provided?

    • BBQ
    • Utensils
    • Charcoal
    • Food (chicken & beef)
    • Tents
    • Tables

    Prizes awarded for

    • Overall Winner
    • Overall Runner up
    • Best dressed stand
    • Most entertaining entry

    Download the Riverfest programme here or visit for the full festival line-up.