Whats On

The Competition!

We couldn’t really host a BBQ festival without having a competition – great as eating a ton of BBQ food and listening to live music would be! Plus for 2018, after its success from last year we are even having a chilli competition with the UK Chilli Cook Off!

Check out all of the barbecue competition details here
or click here for the UK Chilli Cook Off


Music is a huge part of our festival, that’s why we’ve searched the lengths and breadths of England (and Portugal!) to bring you some fantastic live acts from country to crooning!

Click Here to see our line up for 2018!


This year our demo stage is sponsored by Traeger. We have some incredibly talented chefs cooking showing you how to use a range of equipment and techniques. ITV BBQ Champ, a USA BBQ champion, a hugely influential UK BBQ stalwart, and even a legendary chef from Argentina!

Click Here to learn more!

Food & Drink

We could hardly host a BBQ festival without ensuring that there will be enough food options for everyone – not to mention a variety of beer, wines and soft drinks.

Click Here to have a look at the selection!

Kids Entertainment

Making The Big Meat a family friendly event is very important to us as. James has a little one himself, and Tom is basically a kid at heart. We have some exciting elements to this year including Magic Ponies!

Click Here to see what other exciting attractions we have!


Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking to top up on your rubs or you’re a beginner wanting to purchase your very first BBQ we’ve got you covered!

Click Here to see our full list of suppliers!