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SUN BBQFEST

GET FIRED UP!

JUNE 11TH & 12TH

FUN FOR ALL AGES. BBQ, ENTERTAINMENT AND MORE!

SUN BBQFEST 2016



SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH
11:00AM - 10:00PM

Noon - 2:00pm
Green Tea Band on Main Stage

Noon - 2:30pm
Rib Challenge Opens to the Public in the Judges Tent

1:00pm
Rib Demo with celebrity chef Myron Mixon

3:00pm
Pork Butt Demo with celebrity chef Myron Mixon

4:00pm
Book Signing with celebrity chef Myron Mixon

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Country Mile Band on Main Stage

6:00pm - 8:30pm
Wing Challenge Opens to the Public in the Judges Tent

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Jay Dempsey Band on Main Stage

9:10pm
Wing/Rib Winners Announced on Main Stage

9:15pm
Fireworks Display

SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH
11:00AM - 5:00PM

11:00am - 1:00pm
Coyote River Band on Main Stage

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Southern City Band on Main Stage

4:00pm
Announcement of KCBS Competition & People's Choice Winners

5:00pm
Festival Closes

Myron Mixon
Myron Mixon

Saturday, June 11th

1:00pm: Rib Demo

3:00pm: Pork Butt Demo

4:00pm: Book Signing

While you're here, pick up a copy of Myron's new book, Myron Mixon's BBQ Rules: The Old-School Guide to Smoking Meat.

Contests & Challenges

People's Choice Contest

Guests can sample $2 samples from 20 participating KCBS teams and vote for their favorite from 11:00am - 10:00pm on Saturday & 11:00am - 3:00pm on Sunday.

Rib Challenge

25 KCBS competitors will be given a rack of ribs to prepare in any flavor. To benefit Operation BBQ Relief, guests can purchase a $5 ticket, try five ribs and vote via text on their favorite between Noon and 2:30pm on Saturday.

Wing Challenge

25 KCBS competitors will be given chicken wings to prepare in any flavor. To benefit Operation BBQ Relief, guests can purchase a $5 ticket, try five wings and vote via text on their favorite between 6:00pm and 8:30pm on Saturday.

SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH

Noon - 12:45pm
American Classics: The Grilling Pizza Revelation Demo

4:30pm - 5:15pm
American Classics: Grilling The Perfect Steak Demo

5:30pm - 6:00pm
American Classics: Grilling The Perfect Steak Demo

SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH

Noon - 2:00pm
Burger Open House Demo

3:00pm - 4:00pm
American Classics: Grilling The Perfect Steak Demo

Presented by the Weber Grilling Academy

Interested in taking a class? Register here to become that backyard hero & learn the ultimate tips and tricks from the Weber Grill Specialists!

Directions
Click here
for directions to Mohegan Sun.

Parking
Sun BBQFest is held at the Winter Parking lot. Due to the festival, no parking by the public is allowed in the Winter or Trading Cove Lots. The closest parking garages are the Indian Summer Garage and Winter Garage. Thames Garage will also be open with shuttles running to the event.

Admission
$5 entry fee at the door each day. Children under 6 years old are free. Food and beverage tickets are available for purchase inside the designated festival area.

Can I bring coolers into the festival?
No outside food or beverages will be allowed.

Will there be seating available?
Picnic tables and other seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are welcome to bring in their own folding chairs if desired.

What is the process for entering one of the BBQ competitions?
Please see the Teams section for more information.

Is the gate price cash only?
No, you will be able to use all major credit cards or Momentum Dollars.

Where is the closest ATM?
The closest ATM is in the Winter Bus Lobby.

What happens if it rains?
The teams will compete all weekend, rain or shine. Bands and vendors are subject to cancellation.

 

Contact Us:
Questions? Email Samantha Plack at SPlack@mohegansun.com.

TEAMS

Team Form and Fact Sheet & Payout Form
Think your team has the best BBQ around? Fill out the registration form to reserve your spot in the Sun BBQFest 2016!
Check out the fact sheet and prize payouts for more information on the event and additional contests.

Please note: we are FULL for the People's Choice, Rib & Wing Challenges.

JUDGES

Interested in judging for this year's event? Sign up here. Email Samantha Plack at splack@mohegansun.com for discounted hotel information.
Not a registered KCBS Judge but interested in becoming one? Register here for our KCBS Certified Judging Class on Friday, June 10th from 6:00pm - 10:00pm. The class will be held in the Winter Parking lot and taught by Kathie Dakai. Registering for this class does not guarantee a judging position for Sun BBQFest 2016. Last day to register for the judges course is Wednesday, June 1st.

LIFESTYLE AND RESTAURANT EXHIBITORS

We are sold out for 2016. See you at Sun BBQFest!

 

Mohegan Sun requires persons under the age of 18 to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during the Sun BBQFest. Unescorted minors will have their parent/legal guardian contacted to pick them up immediately. 

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