July 12th Similkameen BBQ King:

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Ladies and gentlemen, start your grills! The Similkameen is about to name a new Similkameen BBQ King! The 5th Annual Similkameen BBQ King event will be on Saturday July 12th from 5-9pm at the historic Grist Mill & Gardens in Keremeos. This truly unique Similkameen wine and food experience is a competition where 9 featured chefs compete for the coveted title of Similkameen BBQ King or Queen.

This award-winning event is a competition where 9 competing chefs will create unique dishes using organic ingredients from local farmers in the heart of Canada’s organic capital. You will go from station to station enjoying the food prepared by each chef, along with Similkameen wines specifically paired to go with each dish. Once you have enjoyed the culinary creations from each chef, then it is time for you to cast your vote for the best wine and food pairing of the night!

In addition to the amazing food and wine at this event, there will also be live entertainment by Ajna and a silent auction that is a partial fundraiser for the Grist Mill, which is a Heritage BC site.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Valley First, you will get a beautiful wine glass to use at the event and then to take home.

Thanks to the generous support of Westland Insurance, Artus Bottling, TricorBraun, Cellartek and Okanagan Label & Print, we will also have free shuttle buses available from Summerland, Penticton, Oliver and Osoyoos. There are a limited number of shuttle seats, so first come, first served. If there is enough demand, we may add an additional shuttle for Princeton, Hedley and local guests.

A beautiful sunny day, 9 amazing chefs, award-winning wines from the 9 wineries of the Similkameen Wineries Association, live entertainment, a gorgeous venue and a silent auction with fantastic prizes. What more could you ask for? Hope to see you on July 12th!

To keep up-to-date on all of the latest news regarding our July 12th Similkameen BBQ King, join our Facebook event here.

Our 2012 and 2011 Similkameen BBQ King event placed second overall in the “best food/drink experience of the year” category for the Exceptional Eats Awards (Okanangan) from readers of EAT Magazine.











Check out our Facebook page to view pictures from previous Similkameen BBQ King events.  You can also listen to a podcast from WineCountryBC, filmed during the 2011 Similkameen BBQ King Competition.