Historic New Castle Colonial BBQ Competition New Castle, DE

by Ryan Davis of Sauce This BBQ

The 3rd annual New Castle Colonial BBQ Competition was hosted June 8th and 9th in historic downtown New Castle, Delaware. Set on the Delaware River, in the beautiful New Castle Battery Park, the event was held in conjunction with the town’s annual “Separation Day” festival. The celebration, which takes place in the “First State’s” first official capital, recognizes Delaware’s declaration of independence from Pennsylvania on June 15th, 1776.

As has been the case the previous two years, we had fantastic weather on Friday and most of the day Saturday. Big crowds filled the park and the streets for the two-day event while enjoying live music, craft beer, food trucks, rides, and even a petting zoo. Forty-two professional teams competed as well as several backyard teams and a big congratulations goes to all of those who heard their names called.

A huge congratulations goes to Sauced! BBQ Team, who received four top-ten’s and took home RGC.

The biggest congratulations goes to Checkered Flag 500 BBQ for earning three top-ten calls and walking away with GC. Great job Mark and Sharon!

The New Castle Colonial BBQ Competition has become a favorite for competitors since its inception three years ago and a big thank you goes to Sandy Fulton and her family for once again organizing a great event. A thank you also goes out to all the volunteers, New Castle residents, sponsors, and teams who helped make the event possible.

See full KCBS results here.