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2021 Event Update: Due to COVID19, this year’s Steel Beach Barbecue Classic has been postponed. Please mark your calendars next year for October 2022.

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

Join us for in 2021 for the Annual Steel Beach Barbecue Classic aboard the Battleship Wisconsin as some of Hampton Roads’ best barbecue joints compete to win over your taste buds.

THANK YOU to event attendee’s, vendors and sponsors of the 2019 Steel Beach Barbecue Classic. A total of $46,000 was raised to support the preservation and interpretation of the Battleship Wisconsin.

To view photos from the 2019 event please visit our Facebook page.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2022 event, please contact Development Director Rehn West, 757-664-1011.

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.

Thank you to our 2019 Vendors!



Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors!