Under the Whitecap Pavilion on Kenora's Harbourfront, Saturday June 23, 2018


Learn the art of real southern BBQ with Jim Johnson, a KCBS master barbecue teacher, and highly decorated barbecue pitmaster, having won 76 Grand Championships during his 28-year competition career. Presented by Luxe Barbecue. 


People's Choice Wing Competition. Eat some BBQ wings & vote for your favourite!


A show within a show. Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton jams on slide guitar and cooks a giant pot of gumbo. Yes, he makes gumbo on stage and even has fans come up and help give it a stir (and a taste)! FREE SHOW! Saturday 6pm under the Whitecap!!

JUNE 22–24, 2018

BBQ competition

Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned BBQ Competition. Get in on the action and chat with competitors as they compete to win over $10,000 in cash and prizes!

craft BEER

What’s BBQ without beer? Join us in our craft beer gardens under the Whitecap and sample beer from local and regional breweries. Chat with the reps and the brewers.

live Music

What’s BBQ and beer without tunes? Headlining Saturday night under the Whitecap Pavilion are the Northern Pikes with special guests North Shore, Ian Sherwood and Begonia.

BBQ competition (june 22–24)


The grills and smokers will be fired up and ready to “Q” for our 3rd Annual “Smoke on the Water” (formerly “Triple B”) Luxe Barbeque Company Pitmasters BBQ Championships DOUBLE HEADER – being held at the Whitecap Pavilion in beautiful Kenora, Ontario June 22nd, 23rd & 24th, 2018. This Kansas City Barbecue Society Sanctioned Competition is open to amateurs and professionals competing for points and prizes for the Grand Championship Pit Masters event and a chance to compete at the Jack Daniel’s World Invitational Barbeque Competition (Lynchburg, Tennessee, USA), The World Food Championships (Orange Beach, Alabama, USA), and American Royal Championships (Kansas City, Missouri, USA).

CRAFT BEER (june 23–24)

Join us Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 24th for a micro-craft beer festival and beer gardens under the Whitecap Pavilion. Breweries from Ontario and Manitoba will be on-hand to serve up some of their latest and greatest beers for you to try. Talk to the brewers and the reps and enjoy!

live MUSIC (june 23)

Headlining the 2018 Festival on Saturday night (June 23rd) is the NORTHERN PIKES with supporting acts NORTH SHORE, IAN SHERWOOD and BEGONIA