are overnight events where CBBQA members, families, and friends, get
together, bring BBQ grills and smokers, meats, side dishes, and have
ourselves a weekend of barbecue and fun.
all chip in to pay for the food and RV / Vehicle parking spots to cover
all costs. CBBQA members and families bring potluck contributions
and guests are charged a fee to cover the cost of food and parking.
often have a tri-tip dinner on Friday evening and one or more
seminars on a topic related to meats and barbecue. Most
members attempt to bring a meat potluck entry, but if this is not
possible, then we try to cover the cost of the meats from the CBBQA
treasury or we ask members to donate some meats to smoke. Typically
each CBBQA family attending brings a side dish large enough for 5-10
people. The Event Coordinator publishes and manages the meat and
side dishes so we do not get all the same foods.
idea of a Q-Fest is to meet and camp-out with our friends, make new
ones, share information, help to introduce barbecue to the world,
contribute food and eat until we cannot stand up.
Q-Fests to be possible many people must volunteer to pitch in and help.
Q-Fest tasks and responsibilities cannot be all put on the shoulders of
the coordinator or just a few people. Those bringing meat and
side entries to the potluck need to prepare, cook, smoke, slice, and
present in foil pans their submitted products. Many will bring
their portable BBQ smokers (WSM's, Kettles, whatever...) to cook and get
the meat ready for serving. One or two folks might bring a
large community smoking pit which can be of great assistance.
However, that is never guaranteed and everybody needs to be prepared to
cook and present their own products! If you expect to just
come to a Q-Fest, plunk down your side dish and spend the rest of the
weekend on your Boston drinking beer, you will be shunned, coughed on by
someone with SARS and banished to a far corner of the park. Everyone
attending a Q-Fest should be prepared to help out with the work of setup,
cooking, preparing, serving table setup, clean-up, etc.
the Q-Fest Guidelines:
CBBQA Q-Fest coordinator will reserve and pay for the groups adjacently
located spaces directly to the RV park. The members will then
reserve through the CBBQA coordinator their required space(s).
Payments will then be paid to a designated CBBQA monies coordinator
(either the treasurer or an assigned collection member). At RV parks, an RV site
shall be purchased from the CBBQA coordinator for a minimum of two nights
at a flat fee of $50. If a member or guest who reserved an RV site is
unable to attend, they will be responsible for the $50 fee unless the site
is occupied by someone else or the CBBQA is not charged for the site by
the RV park. Members staying in tents shall pay a flat fee of $15 per tent
for camping one or two nights. Tent campers do not need to make
reservations for tent camping and no penalty shall be assessed for a
no-show. CBBQA members and guests arriving on Saturday, will pay $5 per
vehicle parking fee.
Members and guests camping in an RV or tent do not pay a parking fee for
the first vehicle. Guests of CBBQA members shall pay to attend the Q-Fest
in the amount of $10 per adult and $5.00 per child over 5 years. CBBQA
members and their immediate families do not pay a food fee. Immediate
families are defined as those living within the CBBQA member's house.
members shall be given a CBBQA name tag signifying that they have paid the
parking fee. Guests will be given a name tag signifying that they have
paid the parking ($5 per
vehicle) and food fee. No one should be served dinner who does not have a
CBBQA name tag.