Check back for details on the 2017 Similkameen BBQ King being held July 8th, 2017.

Click here to view one of our Facebook photo albums of the 2016 event!


Similkameen BBQ King – July 9, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, start your grills!  The Similkameen will soon name a new Similkameen BBQ King or Queen!
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The 7th Annual Similkameen BBQ King event will be held on Saturday, July 9th from 5-9pm at the Historic Grist Mill & Gardens in Keremeos, BC

In this award-winning event, competing chefs will create unique dishes using organic ingredients from local farmers in the heart of Canada’s organic capital.  The format of the event has evolved to provide a relaxed and easy experience with time to enjoy each chef’s unique creation along with the spectacular wines and ciders of the Similkameen Wineries Association.  Once you have visited each station and enjoyed the culinary inspirations, it is time for you to cast your vote for the winner!

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

Because of the generous support of our primary sponsor, Valley First, each guest will receive a beautiful wine glass to use throughout the event, and take home as a momento of the evening.

This is a safe ride home event. We have shuttles available throughout the Okanagan and Similkameen. Our thanks go to Artus BottlingCellarTek, Okanagan Label & Print, TricorBraun WinePak, Universal Packaging, and Westland Insurance for their support and sponsorship of our shuttles.   You can book your shuttle seats when you purchase your tickets on line or click here. Special thanks to Authentically Okanagan for working with us to coordinate our shuttle service this year.

A beautiful sunny day, amazing food, award-winning wines and ciders from the members of the Similkameen Wineries Association, live entertainment, a gorgeous venue and a silent auction with fantastic prizes. What more could you ask for?

Early bird adult tickets are $80 if purchased by June 30, 2016. After that, adult ticket prices increase to $90. Youth and children tickets are also available.

Click here to purchase your tickets and book your free shuttle seat now!  Tickets are also available at any of the Association Wineries, The Keremeos Visitor Centre, Tree to Me, and the Grist Mill and Gardens.


Special thanks too all of our sponsors!


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Similkameen BBQ King 2015

Congratulations to all of the winners of our 2015 Similkameen BBQ King! View all of the photos from our event here.

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Our 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 two years in a row!



Check out our Facebook page to view pictures from previous Similkameen BBQ King events.