AROMAS coming from Princess May Park during the inaugural Smokin’ in the Port 2017 BBQ Challenge will have locals licking their lips.
Some of the best professional and amateur barbecuers in the State will converge on the park this weekend for the Mondo Community Warriors fundraising challenge, cooking throughout the night in support of Answers for Archer – which raises funds for research into Sudden Unexplained Death in children – and other local charities.
Mondo Community Warriors’ Stephan Jenner said it was the first time the event would run in Fremantle after the success of Smokin’ in the City for the past four years.
“Clancy’s Fish Pub will hold a party Saturday night with part-proceeds going to the charity, with the backdrop of the teams starting their low and slow cooks,” he said.
“Teams will then stay overnight in the park cooking, as some of the categories – specifically brisket and pulled pork – can take up to 18 hours to cook.
“On Sunday the teams will then turn in their entries for judging.
“We will also be selling tickets to Tips For Treats to the public.
“This is the public’s opportunity to taste the barbecue, judge it and contribute to the charity, with each taste costing $5 a taste, with 100 per cent of proceeds going to the charity.”
The inaugural Smokin’ in the Port 2017 BBQ Challenge is on February 11 and 12.
Admission is free, with the public welcome from 4pm to 11pm on the 11th, and 11am to 3pm on the 12th.