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3rd Annual Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons starts on August 8, 2014 in Huntington Beach

Starting Friday, August 8, 2014 through Sunday, August 10, 2014, Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons will stake their claim in Huntington Beach with a Pro BBQ Competition and Beer Festival. The Pro BBQ Competition is a KCBS (Kansas City Barbeque Society) sanctioned event. Proceeds from this event will go to American Family Housing. Since 1985, AFH has evolved from meeting the basic needs of providing food and clothing to an organization which now supports over 1,000 people each day (280 are children) and reside in their emergency, transitional, permanent housing units in Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Counties.

2013 Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons Winners
American Family Housing

Events scheduled:

  • KCBS Pro BBQ Judging of Chicken, Pork Rib, Pork, and Brisket categories
  • Kid’s Que is a special burger and steak cooking competition just for the kids. There are 2 age categories: 6-10 years old to grill hamburgers and 11-15 years old to grill steaks. Fill out the form on the website to register your budding BBQ master!
  • Watermelon Eating Contest – first one to finish a slice of watermelon wins! Sign up at the main tent for your chance to compete.
  • BBQ Awards Ceremony – teams will be competing for $10,000! The team with the highest overall score for the weekend will go on to compete in the World Food Championship in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Rib Eating Contest – first to finish a rack within 10 minutes wins! Sign up at the main tent for your chance to compete.
  • Beer Festival – craft beers from local breweries

Confirmed BBQ Teams:

  • 7 Sins BBQ Ridge
  • All Hogs Sauced Up
  • BBQ Big Poppa Smokers
  • Burnin and Lootin
  • Cool Grilling
  • Cow Tippin' BBQ
  • D. Blacks Smokin' Que
  • Desperado
  • Dog House Q
  • Ecowater Hogs
  • El Fuego Fiasco
  • Here Piggy Piggy BBQ
  • Jet Coating "Country Style"
  • Jet Coatings "Monkey Style"
  • Lady of Q
  • Master of Disaster
  • Phil the Grill
  • Pig Skin BBQ
  • The Pit Crew BBQ of SoCal
  • Porketeers
  • Porterhouse BBQ
  • Qued Up
  • Rooftop Barbeque
  • Route Boys BBQ
  • Simply Marvelous
  • Sin City Smokers
  • Smoke Em All
  • Smoke Hound BBQ
  • Team Woodshed
  • Three-Ten BBQ
  • Toot & Stinky Cali-q
  • Tropical Heat BBQ
  • Twisted Brisket BBQ
  • VooDoo Pit BBQ
  • Woodhouse Barbecue
  • Yard Lobster BBQ


  • The Mai Tais
  • Side 2
  • Broken Promises
  • Rockaholics
  • Maureen and the Mercury 5
  • Lil’ MO and the Dynoflos

For more information:
Pigs, Ribs and Watermelons
Huntington Beach State Beach parking area at Pacific Coast Hwy and Beach Blvd.
Buy tickets now


  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from 5pm to 10pm
  • Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 10am to 8pm
  • Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 10am to 6pm

Parking areas with free shuttle (Saturday and Sunday):

  • Beach and PCH
  • Edison High School
  • Huntington Beach Sports Complex

To learn more about American Family Housing, please visit their website or call 714.897.3221

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