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Barbecue and Food Truck Festival for Two or Four on Saturday, August 18 (Up to 55% Off)

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40+ barbecue teams compete with ribs, chicken, and brisket at Way Out West BBQ Championships; bites from 15 area restaurants and local wines

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Promotional value expires Aug 19, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $5 for admission to the Taste of San Joaquin and Way Out West BBQ Championships for two and five tasting tickets (up to an $11 value)
  • $10 for admission to the Taste of San Joaquin and Way Out West BBQ Championships for four and 10 tasting tickets (up to a $22 value)

Children 12 and younger are admitted free.

Attendees spend the day sampling bites and reveling in live entertainment at the Taste of San Joaquin, taking place from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 18. More than 40 competition barbecue teams churn out ribs, chicken, and brisket at the Way Out West BBQ Championships, during which the teams face off for your taste buds' approval. Grill stars on TLC's BBQ Pitmasters will be on-hand to answer foodie questions, and local bands serenade guests as they complement barbecued morsels with noshes from area restaurants and gourmet food trucks. Local wines, craft beers, and sodas await to refresh palates.

Taste of San Joaquin

Sweet sounds and spicy flavors permeate the annual Taste of San Joaquin, which attracts local merchants and bands for a cook-off under the summer sun. During the fest, the Way Out West BBQ Championship features smoky creations from stars of TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters and Stockton’s Smokin’ Yankees, three-time winners of the Taste’s People’s Choice award. Patrons can sample pork ribs, baked potatoes, and beef brisket off the grill or pair their samples with 2-ounce portions of savory and scorching chili from the new chili cook-off. Kids can play in the activity area with face paint and crafts, while live bands cover classics that range from Beatles hits to John Cage’s 4’33”. Proceeds from the event go to stimulate the local economy and support nonprofits.

Taste of San Joaquin

Sweet sounds and spicy flavors permeate the annual Taste of San Joaquin, which attracts local merchants and bands for a cook-off under the summer sun. During the fest, a BBQ competition will feature smoky creations. Patrons can sample pork ribs, loaded baked potatoes, and beef brisket off the grill while sipping on frosty beers. Kids can play in the activity area with face paint and activities, while live bands cover everything from blues classics to lively Latin tunes.

Proceeds from the event go to stimulate the local economy and support nonprofits, with $0.80 of every dollar spent going to the locally owned business that sponsored the food and $0.20 going to a local charity. In the past four years, the Taste has donated more than $10,000 to local nonprofit organizations such as the San Joaquin Bike Coalition and the Child Abuse Prevention Council.


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  • “The food ran out of most of the booths one hour into it. You needed more seating areas like the asparagus festival. Seeing how the food ran out so quickly and the...”

    “The food ran out of most of the booths one hour into it. You needed more seating areas like the asparagus festival. Seeing how the food ran out so quickly and the lines were 30-45 mins long at the remaining booths I think it's safe to say you needed more vendors, or your vendors needed to prepare for more people. It was a great first effort, I'll give it a try next year hoping for improvement. Downtown looks good though, nice location. ”

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    Stockton, California 95203

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