What’s on at this year’s PenGrillie BBQ festival
PUBLISHED: 16:06 08 July 2019
Claire Tregaskis Photography
Cornwall’s leading barbecue festival, PenGrillie, is set to return for another family fun day of delicious food, live music and sizzling entertainment
Set in the grounds of the breathtakingly beautiful Pentillie Castle and Estate, near St Mellion, Cornwall, PenGrillie's renowned BBQ Competition will see 12 amateur and professional teams battle it out over four classes to see who will be crowned the PenGrillie Grand Champion of 2019. Awards will also be given to The Best Amateur Team, The Spirit of the BBQ and the winner of each class:
- The Ultimate Chilli
A top line-up of judges will be on hand to smoke out the winners, including sponsor Pro Q's Ian McKend, well-known worldwide BBQ Judge, Andy Williams and guest judge and returning champion Glenn Bowden from Riviera BBQ.
To spice things up even more, the Chilli class will be a 'People's Choice' vote, in aid of Children's Hospice South West with tasting and voting spoons available for £5.
Rocking the event will be big band favourite, The Sound, who will power out some great music during the day.
The demonstration stand will showcase a variety of cooking methods and special guest The Aussie Smoker will be performing an exciting vegan demonstration.
A delicious array of food will be available, including Devon ruby steak burgers from Good Game, woodfired pizzas from Kernowforno, pit smoked BBQ goods from Passion and Smoke, ice cream filled waffles from Bonne Bouche and shaved ice 'snow cones' from Radley's Confectionary. Hot drinks, cakes and pastry treats will also be on offer from The Cornish Barista and The Off-Road Café.
Sponsored by Skinners Brewery, the bar will run a deposit scheme for Pentillie's eco cups, helping to reduce waste and single use plastic. The cups will cost £1 each which will be refundable at the end of your day or you are welcome to take them home for your next family day out.
Trade stands include; Pro Q BBQ, Rathlee Distilling Company, Mossel and Croust, Cornish Country Cordials, Pentillie Castle themselves and many more!
There will be even more for the family to enjoy, with archery and air rifle activities, as well as a designated kids' corner, popular Chilli Wing Eating Competition and Higher Beings circus workshops and stilt walkers.
PenGrillie was founded by South East Cornwall BBQ enthusiast, Marc Megilley whose team won the 'Best Lamb' class in 2013 at Bristol's renowned barbecue championship, Grillstock.
"PenGrillie has become an absolutely Summer must-do for Barbecue Heads and families alike - it's brilliant fun," says Marc. "This year we plan to make it even better than before - there's going to be loads of great grub for all the family, as well a chance for like-minded people to come together to share BBQ knowledge and learn some fun foodie facts. We want it to be a real celebration of local food and drink."
Tickets are now available online:
Family: £25 (2 adults, 2 children)
Under 2's: Free of Charge