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2018 National Smokers and BBQ Weekend. Billing Aquadrome. 20-22 July


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The 2018 National Smokers and BBQ weekend is being held at Billing Aquadrome on 20th - 22nd July. This will be its 4th successive year and it promises to be a weekend of fun and great food.

In previous years the National Smokers and BBQ Weekend has been held in Lincoln however this year we are moving to Billing Aquadrome in Northampton as it is geographically more central and has better transport access. A different location but just as much fun :thumb1:

The National Smokers and BBQ weekend is a non competitive event for the whole family where you can come along and enjoy cooking for an appreciative crowd. If you are new to BBQ cooking and are looking to gain experience and confidence then you will be amongst friends who can help and guide you. If you are a seasoned smoker then come along and show us what you can cook whilst encouraging others to progress along their own BBQ journey. This is a family event so non-BBQ family and friends are all welcome.


You only need to bring is yourself, your BBQ*, the food you plan to cook and a chair. The cooking pitch, gazebos, food prep area, chiller trailer and serving tables will all be provided. 
* a limited number of shared BBQ/Smokers may be available for use on the day but will be on a first come basis.


For 2018 the National Smoking and BBQ weekend will also include entertainment. There is a Tribute Band Festival being held at Billing Aquadrome over the weekend to which you will also have free access. More details to follow.


The weekend runs from the afternoon of Friday 20th July until Sunday 22nd with the main feast being cooked and served on the Saturday afternoon. For accommodation you have the choice of booking a camping or caravan/motorhome pitch or alternatively a glamping "Pod". To reserve your accommodation you simply need to call Billing Aquadrome on 01524 781453, quoting the group reservation number*. They are open 9am to 5pm Monday to Sunday. The first 20 bookings made before the end of January 2018 will be allocated camping pitches close to the cooking area. Bookings made after this date may be located further away.
* to get the group reservation number and discount code please message either @Smokin Monkey or @Wade


If there is sufficient demand we can also arrange for masterclasses to be given to cover specific Smoking and BBQ skills throughout the weekend.


Come along and enjoy a fun weekend with the family. Great food, great music and great company.

There is no additional cost for attending the National Smokers and BBQ weekend, although we will be encouraging modest donations to help cover the costs of the cooking pitches and other organisation expenses.

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It could will find its way to Q'Fest and Grillstock before the Smokers Weekend too  :thumb1:

I usually wear a small but at the moment I am going through a mega-baggy period  so the 2XL would do the job nicely :lurk:

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