Bay Area's annual barbeque cook off

Johnson's BBQ - Grilled Chicken Recipe

  • One whole chicken, cut up
  • One half cup vegetable oil (oil is used to make rub stick to the chicken better)

The Rub:

  • Half tablespoon garlic salt
  • Half cup paprika
  • One fourth cup kosher salt finely ground
  • One fourth cup brown sugar
  • Two tablespoons mustard powder
  • One fourth cup chili powder
  • One fourth cup ground cumin
  • Two tablespoons black ground pepper

Mix all ingredients

Put veggie oil all over the chicken

Put rub all over chicken

Let chicken sit 20 minutes to absorb spices

Put chicken on the grill

Secret is low and slow heat

Add Hickory wood and small piece of apple wood to coals

The combination of flavored wood adds smoked and sweet taste to the chicken

Cook at 225 degrees for 3 to 3.5 hours Bay Area Barbeque Cook Off & Music Festival
Expanded to 3 days

August 15, 16 & 17, 2008 - Alameda County Fairgrounds

Enjoy three sensational days of unbelievably delicious BBQ, live music, assorted brews, arts & crafts booths, a Kids Zone and more at the 2nd Annual Bay Area Barbeque Cook Off & Music Festival August 15th, 16th & 17th at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. The competition is fierce as national award-winning barbeque cookers will be serving up the most satisfying and succulent BBQ ribs, chicken, pulled pork, turkey and other delicacies. In addition, festival favorites like roasted corn, funnel cakes, peach cobbler and other delightful treats will tempt your taste buds. Musical acts include: Papa's Garage, California Cowboys, Silver Creek, Country & Western sensation Miko Marks, R & B legends ConFunkShun. Event Parking is $8. Event Tickets available at For more information visit the website at


Friday, August 15, 2008, LUNCH KICK OFF, 11 am to 3 pm FREE ADMISSION. $3.00 General Admission, after 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. $2.00 Seniors (65 & older). Children 12 & Under Free

Saturday, August 16th, 11am - 9pm and Sunday, August 17th, 11 am - 8 pm. $5.00 General Admission. $2.00 Seniors (65 & older). Children 12 & Under Free

Q's Village - Enjoy the VIP Experience, an All-You-Can-Eat Rib & Chicken BBQ Buffet. $60.00 for Adults. $25.00 ages 6 - 12 yrs old. 5 yrs & under FREE with a paying adult

New feature - 107.7 The Bones Brew Fest on Sunday, August 17th. Must be legal drinking age w/valid ID. 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm, $25.00 in advance, $30.00 at the gate. Price includes BBQ festival admission.

Microbreweries: Linden Street, Black Diamond, Santa Cruz Ale Works, Firestone Walker, Anderson Valley, Blue Frog Grog, Lost Coast, El Toro, St. Stans and more.

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