Saturday 20th June 2020 @ Strand Park from 9am

In addition to the Low n’ Slow battle, there will be rides & slides, a classic car display, food trucks and a bar, 4 guest segments, an appearance by Celebrity Chef, Matt Golinski and we wrap up the event on Saturday night with Fireworks! 

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
Spectators can expect…

Rides & Slides
Bring small notes. Including dodgem cars, slides & a jumping castle

BBQ Food Vendors & Trade Stall Vendors
Food Truck 1
Food Truck 2
Blacksmith demonstration

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

Car Show
XYZ Car Club

Live Music
Dave Graffin

XYZ 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