Doug Peeler, BBQ Chairperson


Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00am – 4:00pm



  • BBQ Tickets:
  • Available starting March 18 at Village Silversmiths in the SDMG Bldg. and Annual Banquet (3/18) and from some instructors.
    If you don't delay, you may mail your ticket request with a check made out to SDMG in the proper amount, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
       Anne Schafer
       8473 Hydra Lane, San Diego CA 92126
  • Ticket Prices:
  • Adults: $15.00, Kids 12 & under: $7.50
  • Venue:
  • Lawn at SW corner of Park Blvd. and President's Way. Ample parking.
  • Seller's Tables:
  • Bring your own tables, sell rock-related items.
    Donate $15.00 to participate
  • Schedule:
  • BBQ Set-up, 7:30–10:00am
    BBQ Activities, 10:00am–4:00pm
    Eating, noon–1:00pm



Highlights from previous Barbeques



The Spring Barbeque is one of SDMG's biggest annual events.  There will be fun.  There will be 30+ tables of rocks, slabs, faceting rough, tools, books. And there will be catered food, courtesy of The Barbecue Pit.  The menu features chicken and beef with slaw, beans, potato salad and roll, with cookies and brownies for dessert.

But wait, there's more!  There will be Door Prizes, which includes an Amethyst cathedral and petrified wood, among other things.  There will be a B-I-G Silent Auction.  Bring up to 15 rock-related items to sell, with 10% of the proceeds going to SDMG.  Last, but not least, there will be the ever-popular Ugly Rock Contest.

What, you ask, is an UGLY ROCK CONTEST?  Although there are actually some folks out there who don't believe there is any such thing as an ugly rock, trust us, there is, and it will be your mission to prove them wrong!  No, we are not kidding; there is prize money involved.  First, there is the just plain Ugly category.  Nothing has been done to it, it's just a rock only, er, Mother Nature, could love; it's as homely as a horny toad  The Mimic Rock is more specialized, having to be ugly as a refrigerator repair man's behind AND look like something identifiable.  Of course, the something it looks like is usually disgusting and gross, but the name has to be clean.  (It's a rule.)  The Embellished Rock category is an exercise in gilding the lily, er, rock.  As the name implies, the proud owner of an ugly rock actually decorates it in the style of his or her choice in order to "improve it."  The hardest part is picking a silly name.  It can take weeks, so start now.  Enter your rock between 10 and noon on the day of the BBQ.  Voting occurs during lunch, and winners are announced around 2:00 pm.


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