KVBBQ Kangaroo Valley Craft Beer And BBQ Festival

KVBBQ’s ABA King of the Valley

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The Best Little Beer & BBQ Festival in Australia is GO!

The Kangaroo Valley Craft Beer & BBQ Festival is going ahead on the weekend of November 21st and 22nd. 

A planned date change to September is no longer happening due to Covid 19.


November 21 & 22, 2020 is the weekend to hit the Valley.

At its heart our festival is about BBQ and we continue to have our two competition rounds occurring: 

ABA (Australasian Barbeque Alliance) and SCA (Steak Cookoff Association)

These are now branded as KVBBQ - ABA "King of the Valley" and KVBBQ - SCA "Lord of the Grill"

Our entertainment festivities, food and beverage offerings and everything else we're doing just keeps growing!!!

🐷 Piglet racing - LOCKED IN...

🏁 Lawnmower races - LOCKED IN...

🍺 Craft beer breweries - queuing up...

🔥 BBQ food trucks and vendors - same!!!

🎷 Live music line-up is almost finalised and is looking great!!!

🤡 Our festival Artists, buskers and kids activities coordinators are planning hard to keep you smiling.

🚁 Helicopter joy flights over the most beautiful valley in Australia are conducting ple-flight checks...

🎪 Our NEW BBQ lifestyle Expo is on this year, with loads of exhibitors and trade stalls for you to check out!!!

The Valley is calling... 📣 Will YOU answer the call??????

Wash your hands, drink your cans and see you safe in November.

ABA Mission & Founders

For a full transcript of the ABA's Mission Statement go here.

The Australasian Barbecue Alliance is Australia’s foremost society promoting and developing traditional barbecue & smoking culture, sanctioning official ABA competitions nationwide.

The ABA has three co-founders: Jay Beaumont, Jess Pryles and Adam Roberts, who is also ABA General  Manager. Their team is supported by Michael Rose in Product Review. These guys are literally the vanguard driving the booming sport of Low and Slow BBQ in both Australia and New Zealand. Their knowledge and passion for the humble Aussie barbie cannot be over-stated.

Their mission outlines six pillars defining oversight of the ABA and the NZBA (New Zealand Barbeque Alliance).

  1. Promotion
  2. Competition Rules
  3. Participation
  4. Support
  5. Judge Competitions
  6. Attend All Sanctioned Events

Competition Rules

For a full transcript of the ABA NZBA rules please refer to the official rules page here.

Summary of 2019 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championship Series.

The 2019 Australian Grand Championship was taken out by Victoria's Butchers Axe BBQ. Congratulations!!!

2020 Barbeques Galore Leaderboard

Last Updated from 17/2/2020 Up in Smoke and Meatstock Auckland.

Sadly there's not much to report here by the way of rankings. There has not been enough competitions!!!

Aussie Pit Boys are the only ranked team with a combined 3 event score of 255.80. 

2020 Events Schedule

There are now events scheduled for:

  • 5 September - Sunshine Coast BBq Festival
  • 12 September - Brisbane BBq Festival
  • 5 October - Fat Drip, Adelaide
  • 24 October - The Dam Hotel - Central Coast NSW
  • 14 November - Hunter Valley Beer & BBq
  • 21-22 November - KVBBQ
  • 28 November - Angus Beef Invitational - Armidale NSW


  • Competition within the Top 10 is very tight and three of the top four teams will compete at the KVBBQ this year!!
  • The Sydney Team Smoking Coals BBQ took out the KVBBQ last year and are back in 2019 to defend their crown.
  • Are you excited yet? Don't muck around go get those tickets before they're all gone....
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About the Author KVBBQ

The Friendly Inn, one of the Shoalhaven's oldest pubs, is located in the heart of Australia’s most beautiful valley. As host of the 3rd annual Kangaroo Valley Craft Beer and BBQ Festival you are invited to once again come along to enjoy the regions finest Crafted Brews and BBQ's.

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