Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

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Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

On the weekend we got dolled up to enjoy some meat and music at the Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival.  Our first festival since moving to the area, we were thrilled when it involved our favourite things, meat cooked over coals or smoked and bluegrass music.

The festival takes place at the Bangalow showgrounds right in the heart of town and the main oval was a circle of BBQ enthusiasts. Like the chap above from Hillbilly Barbecue. Each team were cooking up bbq treats for the punters from pork, beef, chicken and ribs to be voted on.

This is serious. Each team were competing to win the championship of the best barbeque cook-off. Each time you grabbed a plate to try you had to vote on it. Each plate of glorious meat was served up with a little salad and a bread roll.

All the proceeds of the Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass festival go towards supporting local Arts & Cultural initiatives in the area. Have I moved to the right place or what?
Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival Whole hog of the Smoking Brothers
Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

Pulled Pork

Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

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strayedtable-7650With plenty of tunes during the day it was great to see the finally with everyone on stage. We had a good little boogie at the end to help digest all of the BBQ we had eaten throughout the day.

I have to say as food events go. It was one of the most relaxed days and great for the kids and little ones. Bring your picnic blanket, hat and your dancing shoes next year for another round of the Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass festival – we will be going again for sure.

Lizzie Moult

Lizzie Moult

Planning, cooking, chasing kids & running an online business; it might seem like there is a lot going on. Yet Lizzie is all about living simply and creating a flexible lifestyle that enables plenty of travel, adventure and quality time. A lifestyle writer and photographer for over 10 years for numerous publications, working online for over 14 years Lizzie also works as Cognitive Behavioural Therapist to help people live a life with passion & purpose without people-pleasing, imposter syndrome and seeking approval at

3 Responses

  1. It looks like a great day out and who doesn’t love a little competition. Looks like you have picked the right environment to have family friendly social life. Looks like a great move for you all. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

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