Q- Who Hosts the Nisqually Valley Barbecue Rally? 

A - The Nisqually Valley Barbecue Rally is hosted by the Yelm Chamber of Commerce. 

Q- When and where is the event? 

A -Saturday, July 18th (10AM-8pm) @ Yelm City Park

Q- Is there an admission cost?

A -Nope!  This is a free community event. 

Q- What can I expect to see at the event?


  • Professional Food Vendors: Food you can purchase with a focus on BBQ items.  
  • Businesses Vendors: Businesses in our community sharing info about themselves many will have fun giveaways. drawings you can enter or  goods available for purchase. 
  •  Amateur Andy’s or Andie’s : Amateur backyard BBQ Competitors that think they are make the BEST BBQ can enter in a variety of categories that are judged by local foodies - Prizes are awarded for the best in each category and one overall winner.   
  • Kids Activities: Bounce House, Games, Playground Equipment and more!  Live Bands: There will be live bands performing throughout the day at the event.  
  • Performances: There will be performances by different local studios - such as karate & dance.  
  • Beer Garden: The Beer Garden is for adults 21 or over and they must have their ID to enter. We will have a variety of beers and ciders available.  
  • Food Eating Competition: A timed food eating competition. Both Youth and Adult Categories Want to enter - sign ups are at the ACU booth the day of the event.  

Q- Where should we park?  

A- There is free parking surrounding the park.

Q- Can I
sign up to be a vendor at the event?  

A- Yes. Please contact the Yelm  Chamber of Commerce to inquire about vendor information.

Q - Can my business be an event sponsor? 

A- Yes, sponsors are needed to make     this event possible! Please contact the Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

Q- Can I sign up to be an Amateur BBQ

A- Yes, competitors will need to sign up through the Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce. the cost is just $50 

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We are super excited to host this year's Nisqually Valley BBQ Rally and there is a ton to prepare for. If you see something missing or just wish we would add it, feel free to let us know!