The Big Chill Beer and BBQ Festival Armidale

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When: Saturday 15 May 2021 and Sunday 16 May 2021 (11 am to 4 pm)

Where: Civic Park, Dumaresq Street, Armidale, NSW 2350

Tickets: Online via Eventbrite  – $25 for the whole weekend, or $15 for Sunday only

If you love beer, bbq, live music and hanging out with your friends, then you’ll love the Armidale Big Chill Beer and BBQ Festival. The event brings together a whole range of local and interstate businesses and has been carefully planned to make sure COVID-19 restrictions are in place to keep everyone safe.

The cooler months are such a beautiful time of year for our region, so we thought this is the time we’ll just own it and celebrate who we are and what we have. The Big Chill Festival embraces this, and will showcase the quality products that the Armidale region has to offer as we turn up the heat with the return of live music.”

  – Armidale Regional Council Mayor Ian Tiley 

Some of the highlights include: 

  • craft breweries
  • street food
  • wines
  • market stalls
  • live music
  • Australasian BBQ comp
  • steak cook-off

Download the full program, or you still register as a vendor at the festival. 

Register to compete or judge

There are also two competitions taking place over the weekend.

  • Steak Cook Off competition Saturday 15 May

  • Australasian BBQ Alliance Sunday 16 May

You can also register your interest in becoming a BBQ judge! If you have a thing for food, $35 will get you a prized position on the judging panel along with a t-shirt and free weekend entry to the event.

We still have rooms available for the festival weekend, so get in touch to secure your room or book online.