Our competition BBQ team, Four-Q BBQ, was on schedule to compete in the Rose Bowl cook-off on the weekend of August 19th …when all of a sudden we find out that it has been cancelled. There have been a couple of other local BBQ competitions that have been called off this year. This really sucks. Local events like this only help enrich our local BBQ culture.
Here is what the R.G. Canning folks had to say:
On behalf of R.G. Canning Productions Inc. , I have the unfortunate duty of informing you that the Rose Bowl BBQ Cook Off & Olde Tyme Western Fair has been postponed untill a new venue & support structure can be located.
We at R.G. Cannning produce over 200 shows & special events every year and pride ourselves in producing quaility family events. This being our first attempt at a BBQ Cook Off we learned some lessons.
There are several reasons we are going to reschedule this event, there have been several problems with the venue itself, such as wanting each cook team to obtain a heath permit, and not wanting to let the teams overnight on the property,and some logistics problems with other areas of the event. All of these problems did not come out untill recently, and we ahd hoped to work them out but at this time it does not seem possible.
We understand that with the rising cost in our country (Gas, ECT. ) that teams dot enter untill closer to time fot the event, but as I said this was only one of our concerns, not being able to provide you guys with the proper needs for you to cook overnight and things such as that really are a major factor.
We hope to announce a new date and location ASAP. We agin thank those of you who sent in and your checks will be returned to you by the end of this week. And a big thanks to the 30+ judges that signed up.
For more info check out the R.G. Canning website.