Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When and where is the Charley West BBQ Fest?

A: CWBBQF is held in Charleston, WV at City Center. The event is on Saturday May 18, 2024 from 2pm-7pm.

Q: What can I do there?

A: Commercial BBQ is available for purchase between 2-7pm. The public may purchase tasting tickets and sample BBQ from competition and backyard BBQ cooks between 2-6PM. Get there early because once it’s gone, it’s gone! Live local entertainment will provide music on the mainstage throughout the event.

Q: Where can I park?

A: There are a number of nearby garages including on on Summer’s Street near Bradley Walkway and at United Bank and BB&T Bank, as well as at metered spots on downtown streets.

Q: Does the public have to pay an entrance fee to attend the event?

A: No, there is not an entrance fee for the event. The public are welcome to come and enjoy the event and music for free. Commercial BBQ will be available to purchase at the vendors’ set prices. The public may also purchase tasting tickets to sample BBQ from competition and backyard cooks and to participate in people’s choice voting. Waters, soft drinks and beer will be available for purchase on site.

Q: How do I sign up to compete or sell items as a vendor?

A: Register and pay applicable fees from the links on our homepage.

Backyard BBQ Cook Registration Competition Team Registration Commercial Vendor Registration Become a Sponsor/Partner