Frequently Asked Questions

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

A: CWBBQF is held in Charleston, WV at the city’s Haddad Riverfront Park. The event is on Saturday May 20, 2023 from 2pm-8pm.

Q: What can I do there?

A: Commercial BBQ is available for purchase between 2-8PM. 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 is metered parking on nearby streets. There is also nearby city parking garages between Virginia Street and Kanawha Boulevard, with access from Laidley Street. Haddad Riverfront Park is a short walk from the Charleston Town Center Mall that also offers paid parking.

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.