Let There Be Meat Competition Entries. Thurs 14 – Sat 16 November 24


Hi all, and Welcome to the 4th Let There Be Meat BBQ Competition and Expo.

CANTERBURY AGRICULTURAL PARK 102 Curletts Road. Christchurch , Canterbury 8042.

**ENTRY/PAYMENT –  Payment is DUE BY WEDNESDAY 31 JULY 2024. Unless sold out prior. Sites are limited to 40 teams.

NZBA fee secures your site, and other categories can be added up to Monday 30 September 2024. NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE.

The Show runs from Thursday to Saturday this year, and has 125,000+ people through the gates, and this year is lining up to be the best yet – will you be there to compete in the “Let There Be Meat BBQ Competition”?

We will have Whole Hogs cooking, hanging Beef Tomahawks – South Island Style, Crucifix lambs and Low n Slow BBQ – all available for the public to purchase. And of course we have the SCA & NZBA Competition Series. On top of this we are planning BBQ & Butchery Masterclasses, BBQ Expo’s and tastings, BBQ accessories, rubs & Sauces, and of course BBQ’s for sale.

Being involved in a  BBQ Competition is as easy as getting 3-4 mates together, and coming along – so what are you waiting for?

Please place your team name under “order notes”, and how many are competing – for gate entry passes.

WHOLE HOG will be Exhibition ONLY with limited numbers to compete – drawn by Ballot if required. A Whole Hog will be supplied to each of the entered teams. Teams can be formed from mixed teams if you wish. Prize Money will be on offer. No Series points will be awarded.

SCA Steak/Ancillary Rules – SCA Rules

SCA Whole Hog Rules (unsanctioned)  – SCA Whole Hog Rules

NZBA Rules – NZBA Rules


Day 1 – Wednesday 13th November 2024

  • Bump in (set-up site) 6pm – 8pm (All vehicles must be offsite by 8pm)

Day 2 – Thursday 14th November 2024 – SCA Event

*Judges Course 1030am on site at the Judges Marquee

  • 6am Bump in (set-up site) Gates open at 6am, all teams must be set up by 730am
    (VEHICLES REMOVED BY 730am – Parking onsite in carpark)
  • 730am Team Briefing, Steak Selection & Hand in Box distribution
  • 830am Cooking window opens

Hand In’s

  • 12.00pm – 12.30pm – Steak A
  • 1.00pm – 1.30pm – Steak B
  • 2.00pm – 2.30pm – Steak C
  • 3.00pm – 3.30pm – Steak D
  • 4.30pm – Awards
  • 5.30pm – Whole Hog Briefing/Selection
  • 6pm – Whole Hog Cooking window open.

Day 3 – Friday 15th November 2024 – SCA Event

  • 730am Team Briefing, Steak Selection & Hand in Box distribution
  • 830am Cooking window opens
  • *Judges Course 900am on site at the Judges Marquee

Hand In’s

  • 10.00am – 1030am – Kids Q (Burgers)
  • 11.00am – 11.30am – Steak E
  • 1230 – 1.00pm – Steak F
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm – Whole Hog Presentation
  • 2:45pm – 3:00pm – Whole Hog Hand in
  • 3.30pm – 3.45pm – Ancillary hand in (Desserts)
  • 4.30pm Awards

Day 3 (PM) – Friday 15th November 2024 – NZBA Event

  • 5.30pm Site inspections for food safety & equipment
  • 6.30pm Team Briefing & Hand in Box distribution
  • 730pm Cooking window opens (teams onsite all night cooking if you wish)

Day 4 – Saturday 16th November 2024 – NZBA Event

*Judges Course 900am on site at the Judges Marquee

  • 10am chicken (Open Chicken, any cut.)
  • 11am Pork Ribs turn in (St Louis cut. A bone must be present in every rib)
  • 12pm Pork turn in (PORK 2 – Shoulder, Neck or Boston Butt – all cuts skinless)
  • 1pm Brisket turn in (Whole, Flat, Half, or Point sections)
  • 2pm Lamb. (Open Lamb, any cut.)
  • 3.30pm Awards
  • 5pm Bump out After 6pm, and Sunday Morning 17th November 8-12pm (no vehicle movement prior)

Day 5 – Sunday 17th November 2024

  • 8am Bump out (cleanup) 8-12pm
  • Go Kart Challenge 1-2pm
  • The Peoples choice Sunday Session Social Function  2pm – Midnight.