Downtown Stockton California (CA)
 
Taste of San Joaquin
Taste of San Joaquin

 

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Taste of San Joaquin

August 17, 2013
11:30 am - 6:30 pm

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Annual Taste of San Joaquin brings BBQ teams, local restaurants, and thousands of visitors to Downtown Stockton every year since 2008.

The 6th Annual Taste of San Joaquin in 2013 will feature a wide variety of food at affordable prices, top-flight local entertainment, a BBQ Competition, kids' activities area, and wine and beer gardens.

In addition to live entertainment and excellent food, visitors will have the opportunity to meet some of the best BBQ competitors on the west coast. Taste hot off the grill: pork ribs, beef brisket, chicken, pork candy, loaded baked potatoes, and more. Many teams have sauce for sale and love to share grilling tips.

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Visitors are able to sample BBQ
hot off the grill
Kids activities included face painting
Many BBQ teams like to share their grilling tips

Strollers, blankets or low chairs are welcome, tall chairs and coolers are not permitted. A dress code is strictly enforced to ensure a pleasant atmosphere for all visitors. No cash inside, only official Taste vouchers are accepted for food and drink.

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ENTERTAINMENT AND VENDORS

Lydia Pense and Cold Blood 4:45 - 6:00 pm
They play their own specific brand of funk/soul
and R&B which came to be known as East Bay Grease

Latin Magic Band 3:15 - 4.25 pm
They specialize in energetic Cumbias, Oldies,
Latin Rock, and Old School

Big Earl Matthiews and
Poor House Millionaires
1:45 - 2:45 pm
An acoustic trio comprised of long time Modesto musicians playing American roots music, Blues, Folk and Country

The House of Orange12:00 - 1:00 pm
A seven piece band from Modesto that defies classification. Some of the descriptions include: new-age saloon, gypsy-rock, and old-world-jazzy-bluesy-floozy.

 

 

 

Vendors: Please contact Alesha Pichler, SMG Stockton, at 209-373-1446 or by email.

Click on the map to view
the 2012 event guide with a map

Taste of San Joaquin Transportation & Parking

Parking: Pricing varies. Metered parking on street level is paid on Saturdays.

Boating: Call Westrec at (209) 462-4200 for Stockton Marina reservations. Day use is $20 per boat. August 17 Special for overnight boaters is $35 with two free admissions to the Taste of San Joaquin. Take a pedicab from the Marina to the Festival! Click here for more.

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TICKETS

Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster Outlets
or at the Stockton Arena Ticket Office. Tickets will also be available at the gate (cash only).

  • General Admission: $5
  • Family 4-Pack: $40 (includes 4 adult admissions and $20 in food/drink vouchers)
  • Kids 12 and under: Free

No cash inside the event. All food and drinks at the festival must be purchased with Taste vouchers (1 voucher = $1) available at the gate (cash only).

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BEER AND WINE

Taste of San Joaquin's three beer gardens are participating in the Stockton Beer Week.

Wine garden will be available.

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ABOUT THE BBQ CHAMPIONSHIPS

Taste of San Joaquin
Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ from Diamond Bar, CA, were
the winners of WOW Contest in 2009 and 2010

To enter the BBQ competition contact Alesha Pichler, SMG Stockton, at 209-373-1446 or by email.

1st Annual Way Out West BBQ Championship fired up Stockton in 2009! More than 20 talented cooks from all over the Western United States competed for a California State Championship. Downtown Stockton was filled with overwhelming aromas as the BBQ teams went to work. Cooking lasted 18 hours!

Watch a video about Way Out West BBQ on Comcast Channel

30 BBQ teams from across the country came to Taste of San Joaquin 2011 to complete in the KCBS sanctioned Way Out West BBQ Championship (WOW). Visitors had the opportunity to meet some of the best BBQ competitors on the west coast including “Slap Yo’ Daddy” stars of the recent TLC’s “BBQ Pitmasters” and 2009 People’s Choice winner, Stockton’s own, “Smokin’ Yankees.”

Click here to see Slap Yo’ Daddy's performance on TLC

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

This event is organized by the SMG Stockton and the Downtown Stockton Alliance. The goals of this event are to stimulate the local economy, raise money for area non profits, create a business opportunity for locally owned food service businesses, and to draw visitors to Downtown Stockton. All proceeds from Taste benefit locally owned and operated restaurants, local charities and the improvement of Downtown Stockton. For each $1 tasting ticket that is redeemed at the event, $0.80 go to the locally owned food business and $0.20 go to local nonprofit organizations. In the past five years, Taste has donated over $10,000 to local charities and sold over 100,000 food/drink vouchers (tasting tickets).

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS PARTICIPATING IN 2013

Stockton Sister Cities, Japanese Student Exchange Program

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