Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival & Oldtime Variety Show

A not-for-profit event supporting local Arts & Cultural initiatives – all proceeds to great causes. With plenty of great BBQs, Bluegrass Bands, and family-fun activities all day long, the Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival is a great day out for the whole family!

BBQ Competition: Almost everyone has a secret specialty barbeque dish they love to cook up for friends. This is your chance to show yours off and see how it really compares!Anyone can enter, and everyone is in for a shot at the title: Bangalow BBQ Grand Champion! Grand Champion $1000 Prize!

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Pickers Competition: The Pickers Comp is a way to showcase some of the great musicians that are hiding in the hills and vales of our great Northern Rivers region.First Prize $250! For just $30 entry fee (less than the cost of a single ticket) you can enter into any one 4 Competition Categories: banjo, guitar, mandolin and fiddle.

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The Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival
Saturday 8th Aug 10am-5pm
Bangalow Showgrounds
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The Oldtime Variety Show: At this year’s Festival we’re doing something completely different on Friday night, the day before the Festival. We’re holding an oldtime music and comedy variety show at the A&I Hall. (MA15+) It’ll be a hoot with great barbcue and over 70 artists entertaining you all evening long. All artists are volunteers and all proceeds are going back into our Original Music Artists Bursaries. With limited seating, it’s sure to sell out fast, so get your tickets soon.

Friday 7th August, 6pm-10pm