Vista BBQ Classic

303 Main St., Vista, CA 92084 303 Main St., Vista Directions
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Report | 7 months ago
The food was great. The directions on how to purchase food were not explained. They group on wasn't clear on how the event worked either. Overall we still enjoyed the event. Great location. We will return next year for more great BBQ!
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Report | 7 months ago
It was not a good value for the money
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Report | a year ago
barely covered enough ribs. Had to spend at least $20 extra for tokens. the food sold out VERY fast as well.
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Report | 2 years ago
The wait for the food was so long in between compititions. and the lines took forever, and standing on black top streets was really bad. I would have loved it if it were during the cooler months or in the evening.
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Report | 2 years ago
It was good but the lines were really long and some places you would stand in line for 5 minuites waiting for food and by the time you got to the front of the line they would be out of food.
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Report | 2 years ago
Seemed very unorganized and many competitors had no intention of offering tastings.
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Report | 2 years ago
Not enough competitors for tastings
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Report | 2 years ago
We came starving!! And all you get is little sample cups from each place with tokens that you buy. :(
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Report | 2 years ago
Excellent food and great fun.... just get there early....
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Report | 2 years ago
Traveled far to get to this event, only to be told that they could only offer a refund!
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From Our Editors

Sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society, the Vista BBQ Classic draws some of the country's top award-winning barbecuers for one massive and awesome-smelling competition. The event unfolds in downtown Vista each summer, and here's what you should know before trying the tasty samples available:

  • More than 40 teams will compete for $10,000 in cash and prizes. The best part: you can try all of their barbecue creations. Admission to the festival is free, so all you'll need to buy are some tasting tickets.
  • Inside tip: arrive early. Many of the barbecue items won't be available all day.
  • It's not all about the food. Well, it kind of is. But there will also be lasso lessons, a VIP saloon experience with whiskey and cigars, breweries, shopping, a variety of musical acts including country, bluegrass, and mariachi, and more

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