The New Jersey State Barbecue Championship and Anglesea Blues Festival is back for its 24th year July 14th through 16th featuring three days of great food and free live blues music in North Wildwood.

This year's event will be at 2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenues, next to the popular North Wildwood Entertainment District.

The event will be a competition of the best barbecue and grill masters in a showdown to see who has the best in chicken, pork, ribs, and brisket.

Teams will compete for places 1st through 5th and the top overall scorer will be crowned Grand Champion, which means they are eligible to compete in the annual American Royale World Championship, an invitation-only competition hosted each year in Kansas City.

The barbecue competition is judged and sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), the world’s largest association of BBQ enthusiasts.

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The Anglesea Blues Festival features national and regional blues musicians performing on the outdoor main stage along with neighboring clubs and restaurants in the North Wildwood Entertainment District.

There will be an open-air market featuring plenty of food and vendors for guests to enjoy starting at 10 AM both Saturday and Sunday. The open-air market will be open to visitors until 11 PM and Sunday until 6 in conjunction with the judging for the 2023 Barbecue Grand Championship.

Admission is free for all three days.

For more information about the 24th annual New Jersey State Barbecue Championship and Anglesea Blues Festival, you can visit their website here.

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