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SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, November 9, 2019

Who has the best barbecue in the 757? You be the judge.

Join us at the first-ever Steel Beach Barbecue Classic aboard the Battleship Wisconsin as some of Hampton Roads’ best barbecue joints compete to win over your taste buds. PLUS, enjoy newly-opened Battleship space, local brews, wine, live entertainment and special programming!

Tickets on sale NOW!

Note: The Battleship Wisconsin will close early to the general public beginning at 1pm on Saturday, Nov. 9. to prepare for the event.

VIP Tickets – 3 p.m. – 7p.m.

VIP admission includes early admission, full access to barbecue vendors, 6 barbecue tasting tickets, 3 drink tickets and a commemorative event cup and exclusive tasting with Belle Isle Distillery.




General Admission – 4p.m. – 7p.m. ($45pp)

Includes 3 barbecue tasting tickets, 1 drink ticket, and a commemorative event cup.
Not available for sale online on11/9. Limited quantity of tickets will be available at the door for purchase, first come first serve.

Event Details:

All guests will enjoy creative barbecue tastings from participating vendors using tasting tickets. Additional bbq tasting and drink tickets will be available for purchase. ($3 for bbq, $5 for drinks). Guests will have to newly-opened spaces inside the Battleship Wisconsin where special programming, games, live music by Fox and the Bear and Dustin Furlow.

This is an age 21 & up only event. Event is rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

All proceeds support the Battleship Wisconsin!

All proceeds from the Steel Beach Barbecue Classic will directly benefit the Nauticus Foundation’s efforts to continue the preservation, interpretation and maintenance of the Battleship Wisconsin.

Funds will also help to enhance educational programming aboard the Wisconsin to better educate the youth in our community.

Can’t attend the event but would like to support the Battleship? Donate today.

Particpating Vendors




New vendors added daily! Stay tuned for updates.

Want to see a specific vendor added to the list? Drop us a comment on our Facebook event page!

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

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