MooloolaBaBQ Festival - Wharf Tavern, Mooloolaba, QLD 4557

The mooloolaBaBQ festival is a community event on Australia Day Weekend, Saturday 28th January, at the Mooloolaba Wharf precinct from 10am - 8pm, embracing everything that people in the multi-cultural Australian community love about the great Australian family & friends activity… the BBQ.

To celebrate this Aussie love of firing up the barbie, we have brought together a bbq event for all the senses to incorporate a wide variety of cultures, styles of cooking, flavours & cuts. From Seafood to Pork to Beef to Lamb, whether Chard, Grill, Smoked, Roasted, On a Spit or marinated… this is sure to have something to tempt all tastes.

The mooloolaBaBQ festival will be hosting a National Championship Series Barbecue Competition in conjunction with the Australasian Barbecue Alliance where Australia’s best teams will be invited to compete for National Championship Points & $6,000 Cash & Prizes.

Along with this there will be food trucks & tents offering Texas BBQ Lamb/Pork/Beef Ribs, Sliders, Chip babs, German Sausages, Food market stalls with Pickles and Meat rubs, Craft beer, Celebrity guests & demonstrations, Live Entertainment, Jumping castle, Petting Zoo, Face painting, & Fireworks to finish the day at 8pm. This is a charity event to raise money for the Cancer Council with only a $15 entry fee & kids under 5 are free. The mooloolaBaBQ festival will definitely make your Australia Day weekend sizzle!

Festival Map

Sunshine Coast BBQ Championship 2017 Teams

MooloolaBaBQ Kids Championship (hosted by celebrity chef MATT GOLINSKI)

As a part of the family BBQ fun at the MooloolaBaBQ Festival, we are holding a BBQ Competition for kids aged between 6-12yrs old to enter to win a chance to cook in front of a crowd and be mentored and judge by Celebrity Chef Matt Golinski. With major prizes up for grabs such as Family of 4 Snorkel on Flinders Reef (Sunreef), Swimming with the Whales (Whale One), BBQ packs (BBQ's Galore), Meat trays and rubs (Cotton Tree Meats & Wyld Smoke) up for grabs!

To enter this competition to become one of the six finalists cooking off for prizes, all you have to do is -

  • Send in a BBQ Specific recipe containing ONLY 6 INGREDIENTS
  • Feel free to attach images of the finished product
  • Date of birth
  • Email address
  • Parent/guardian's contact number for consent so that we can get contact them for permission verbal (followed by written consent)

The entrants ingredients / creativity / flare and food suitability to the BBQ competition will be judge on application and then 6 finalist will be selected to compete on the day. Each of the 6 contestants will be required to cook on a 4 burner Flat Plate BBQ within a 20 minute time frame (so no low & slow) So, what are you waiting for... click the link below or email us at and get your entries in! Competition is open and the MooloolaBaBQ Kids Championship will be cooking from 3.30pm on Saturday the 28th January 2017.