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BBQ, BEER & GOOD TIMES: Your ultimate guide to Smoke in Broke 2022

Smoke in Broke, the Hunter Valley’s favourite low and slow festival is back for 2022, and we’ve got the ultimate guide you need to make the most of the two massive festival days in June.

The festival takes over McNamara Park at 1273 Milbrodale Road in Broke on Saturday 11 June and Sunday 12 June 2022.

Check out the ultimate guide to the event below.


Smoke In Broke

Hosted by Smokin Hot ‘N Saucy, local masters of central Texas-style BBQ, Smoke in Broke is a celebration of BBQ, beer, wine and community.

The event also features BBQ competitions, markets, live music, cooking demonstration, tastings, and plenty of good times for ticket holders.

Sanctioned competitions for both the Australasian Barbecue Alliance and a Steak Cookoff Association are a cornerstone of the two festival days giving people a chance to get up close and personal to the best pitmasters and BBQ experts in the country.



Smoke In Broke runs for two days with tickets available for either Saturday or Sunday.

Limited weekend passes are available, with tasting tokens included, but get in quick as these are expected to sell out before the big weekend.

Proceeds from the tasting tokens go directly to the local Broke Public School. So you’re doing something good for the local community and your belly by purchasing them.

You’ll also need to grab a ticket for your kids but children under 14 get in for free.


Pig in broke

This year the festival has will include a Steak Cookoff Association competition on Saturday and an Australasian Barbecue Alliance competition on Sunday.

Both Competitions are sanctioned and give budding pitmasters and novice bbq slingers a chance to catch demonstrations and talk all things BBQ with the experts.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to match it with the best in Australia you can enter your team using the link below.


The heat won’t only be coming from the barbecues at year’s Smoke In Broke, with a hot lineup of live music to keep festival-goers entertained.

One of Australia’s hottest rising country-pop stars, Katie Jayne will take the main stage with her band on Saturday, and Moon Hounds, who will headline both days, will deliver plenty of opportunities to cut a few shapes on the dancefloor to work off some of that low and slow goodness you’ve feasted on over the event.

Other artists on the bill include Sandy Louise, Barrel Dawg, Mackenzie Lee and Whistle Dixie.

You can see the full lineup and playing times on the event timetable below.


Smoke In Broke Flyer

With two days to explore all the amazing food and beverage that the festival has to offer, our #protip is to pace yourself and enjoy every last mouthful.

The best way to do that is to plan ahead using the event timetable above to start making a hit list with your BBQ buddies.

You can download both the timetable and the map by clicking on the image above or hitting the button below to check out the website.

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11 + 12 JUNE 2022

McNamara Park
1273 Milbrodale Rd, Broke NSW 2330