The Blues, Brews, and BBQs festival provides an opportunity to sample premium NZ beers, and other beverages, as well as enjoying barbeque food, and entertainment.
The event has run since 1994 as an alternative or a complement to the Marlborough Wine Festival, appealing particularly to the younger market, and those not so keen on wine. It is held at the A & P Park, so it is within a modest walking distance of most parts of Blenheim.
As of 2008 the event will be run as an R18 event, with restricted ticket sales to try to avoid unruly crowds, and under age intoxication.
The 2008 event will be held on 2nd of February 2008.