Sun City West BBQ Taste of Paradise Challenge

Jan 21, 2020 | Events, News | 25 comments

Get your taste buds ready as the first ever Sun City West BBQ Taste of Paradise Challenge will be taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the R.H. Johnson Recreation Center.

Entry to this event is free and open to the public. Food tasting tickets will be available for purchase on site. Only cash will be accepted. There will be more than 30 of the best barbecue competitors from the Southwest region competing for the title of best barbecue and cash prizes totaling $6,000. With so many talented barbecue competitors participating, the food promises to be amazing.

Along with the food that will be available, there will also be live music, raffles and a beard competition, making this first year event one you do not want to miss!

Event Map

SCW BBQ Taste of Paradise Challenge

  • Saturday, March 7
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • R.H. Johnson Recreation Center

Offsite Parking - Church on the Green

*Please be considerate of the parking lot you decide to use for parking. Make sure that you’ve picked up after yourself and that the area around where you parked is clean and free of trash* 

Offsite Parking - Western Bank

*Please be considerate of the parking lot you decide to use for parking. Make sure that you’ve picked up after yourself and that the area around where you parked is clean and free of trash* 

Offsite Parking - Wells Fargo

*Please be considerate of the parking lot you decide to use for parking. Make sure that you’ve picked up after yourself and that the area around where you parked is clean and free of trash* 

Offsite Parking - Bank of America

*Please be considerate of the parking lot you decide to use for parking. Make sure that you’ve picked up after yourself and that the area around where you parked is clean and free of trash* 

Offsite Parking - AZ Eye Institute

*Please be considerate of the parking lot you decide to use for parking. Make sure that you’ve picked up after yourself and that the area around where you parked is clean and free of trash* 

Offsite Parking - BBVA Bank

*Please be considerate of the parking lot you decide to use for parking. Make sure that you’ve picked up after yourself and that the area around where you parked is clean and free of trash* 

Offsite Parking - Sundome Dental

*Please be considerate of the parking lot you decide to use for parking. Make sure that you’ve picked up after yourself and that the area around where you parked is clean and free of trash* 

Offsite Parking - First Bank

*Please be considerate of the parking lot you decide to use for parking. Make sure that you’ve picked up after yourself and that the area around where you parked is clean and free of trash* 

Offsite Parking - Coldwell

*Please be considerate of the parking lot you decide to use for parking. Make sure that you’ve picked up after yourself and that the area around where you parked is clean and free of trash* 

Offsite Parking - New Hope Fellowship

*Please be considerate of the parking lot you decide to use for parking. Make sure that you’ve picked up after yourself and that the area around where you parked is clean and free of trash* 

Offsite Parking - BMO Bank

*Please be considerate of the parking lot you decide to use for parking. Make sure that you’ve picked up after yourself and that the area around where you parked is clean and free of trash* 

Offsite Parking - Mutual Omaha

*Please be considerate of the parking lot you decide to use for parking. Make sure that you’ve picked up after yourself and that the area around where you parked is clean and free of trash* 

Offsite Parking - Credit West

*Please be considerate of the parking lot you decide to use for parking. Make sure that you’ve picked up after yourself and that the area around where you parked is clean and free of trash* 

Offsite Parking

*Please be considerate of the parking lot you decide to use for parking. Make sure that you’ve picked up after yourself and that the area around where you parked is clean and free of trash* 

Offsite Parking

*Please be considerate of the parking lot you decide to use for parking. Make sure that you’ve picked up after yourself and that the area around where you parked is clean and free of trash* 

Offsite Parking - Lord of Life Church

*Please be considerate of the parking lot you decide to use for parking. Make sure that you’ve picked up after yourself and that the area around where you parked is clean and free of trash* 

Offsite Parking - Shepherd of the Hills

*Please be considerate of the parking lot you decide to use for parking. Make sure that you’ve picked up after yourself and that the area around where you parked is clean and free of trash* 

Onsite Parking

*Please be considerate of the parking lot you decide to use for parking. Make sure that you’ve picked up after yourself and that the area around where you parked is clean and free of trash* 

Onsite Parking

*Please be considerate of the parking lot you decide to use for parking. Make sure that you’ve picked up after yourself and that the area around where you parked is clean and free of trash* 

Raffle Results

If you participated in the raffle for prize baskets this past weekend, here are the winning raffle numbers!
If you have the winning number for a prize basket, please stop by the R.H. Johnson Box Office (19803 N. R.H. Johnson Blvd.) to pick up your basket. You must show your ticket to staff in order to receive your basket.

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If You Go

  • Saturday, March 7
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • R.H. Johnson Recreation Center
  • Open to the public
  • Free entry

Event Pricing

  • Free entry
  • Food tasting
    • $2 for one ticket
    • $20 for 10 tickets PLUS one free raffle entry
    • Each food tasting ticket entitles you to a two oz sample or one rib bone
    • Can also be purchased at the R.H. Johnson Box Office. Open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. located next to Member Services
    • Cash only
  • Raffle tickets
    • $1 for one raffle tickets
    • $5 for six raffle tickets
  • Beard Competition: $10

Parking Map

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Benefitting Stop the Bleed

Enjoy some great barbeque while also contributing to a great cause. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Banner Del E Webb’s trauma program, Stop the Bleed.

Established in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign that helps train citizens on how to properly provide aid and help stop blood loss from somebody who is severely injured. Medical tools such as tourniquets are used and demonstrated in each class. The program has continued to grow over the years as more than 1 million people have been trained to save a life through Stop the Bleed.

Stop the Bleed Classes

This past January and February, the Recreation Centers of Sun City West hosted two free Stop the Bleed classes for the residents of Sun City West. Both classes provided those in attendance with hands on tourniquet training and the opportunity to learn from a medical professional how to provide aid to someone who is severely bleeding.

Entertainment

Beard Competition

Put down the razor and let your facial hair grow out! SCW BBQ Taste of Paradise Challenge will also be hosting a beard competition during the event, giving you the chance to show off your beard and mustache to the crowd.

  • Register near the Belgard showroom between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • $10 registration fee
  • Judging will take place on the main stage between 2 and 2:30 p.m.
    • First, second and third place prizes will be handed out for the following categories
      • Beard
      • Mustache
      • Goatee
  • One overall grand champion will also be crowned!

Hillbilly Deluxe

What goes great with barbeque food? How about some live music!

Hillbilly Deluxe will be performing live at the SCW BBQ Taste of Paradise Challenge. A group of well accomplished musicians, Hillbilly Deluxe is a high energy band that will bring the giddyup to any event. With their vocal and instrumental versatility, Hillbilly Deluxe can cover any style, genre or artist. Their song list includes songs from popular artist such as Garth Brooks, George Strait, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rolling Stones and many more!

Listen to Hillbilly Deluxe before the event

“Devil went down to Georgia” –  “Trouble”“Orange Blossom Special”

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