Saturday 20th June 2020 @ Strand Park from 9am

The Mike Carney Toyota Townsville BBQ Battle is the ultimate Low n’ Slow competition in North Queensland. Be a spectator of 32 teams while they compete across 5 different protein categories to see who will be the champion. In addition to the Low n’ Slow there will be rides & slides, a classic car display, Pop Up Food Trucks featuring 5 specialist Low n’ Slow vendors, a trade show, a licensed bar run by Ottos and the Stage will have cooking demonstrations by Celebrity Chef, Matt Golinski and others! We wrap up the event on Saturday night with Fireworks on The Strand. 

The Mike Carney Toyota Townsville BBQ Battle started with a couple of mates who love food, BBQ and bringing the community together. In it’s second year, it is like an olympic event in the world of Low n’ Slow cooking. The competitors go head to head for prize money, bragging rights and points on the Australasian BBQ Alliance (ABA) ladder. 

On Saturday 20th June 2020 the ABA Sanctioned Townsville BBQ Battle returns to Strand Park.  Building on the success of the inaugural event in 2019, this year’s competition will be bigger and better. We will see teams from Townsville and across the country compete in the world of Low and Slow barbecue. Teams will use only the power of wood, fire and smoke to create mouth watering, tender, succulent sensations.

Come & Watch on Friday 19th June from 5pm
Spectators can expect…

The Start of the 24 hour cook 
Watch the teams begin their cook

Licensed Bar by Ottos 
Have a drink and enjoy the atmosphere of competition on The Strand 

Sponsors Only 
VIP Area Open 
Live Music with Dave Graffin
Chicken Wings cooked by the competitor teams! 


Come & Watch from 10am Saturday 20th June
Spectators can expect…

Rides & Slides
Cash & Eftpos Accepted. Bulk ticket deals on offer
Dodgem cars
Jumping Castles
Fairy Floss
Games for all ages
+ more

BBQ Food Vendors & Trade Stall Vendors
5 Specialist Low n’ Slow Food Trucks
8 other local NQ food trucks
Blacksmith demonstration – A very skillful trade, sure to impress all.

Cooking Demonstrations
Celebrity Chef – Matt Golinski
Local Chef – Michael Brine A Touch of Salt

Cook Off!
Local Chef, Michael Brine vs. Celebrity Pit Master

Watch competitor teams cook
5 proteins over a 5 hour period, delivering for judging every hour on the hour between 1pm-5pm on Sat 20th June
Presentations will be at 7pm on Saturday 20th to name the Mike Carney Toyota Townsville BBQ Battle Champion!

Cyclones Car Show
This will be on the Promenade. Be sure to take a look and choose your favourite car for the People’s Choice Award, presented live on stage.

Live Music
Dave Graffin

To close the Mike Carney Toyota Townsville BBQ Battle 2020

The 2020 Battle Countdown Clock








Are You Game?
Join The Crew

Are you interested in being a part of an event where you can: 
– bring the community together
– gain valuable event experience
– work alongside of industry professionals
– make networking connections
– learn about the movement that is Low n’ Slow

We’re looking for 2 people to complete our BBQ Battle Family
1- Volunteer Coordinator
2- Production Coordinator

If you would like more information please email

Our BBQ Battle Family