Sun BBQ Fest
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  • Saturday, June 17th 2023
  •   11:00am

Sun BBQ Fest - Saturday

10 Years & Still Lit!

Saturday, June 17th | 11:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday, June 18th | 11:00am – 5:00pm

Celebrate a decade's worth of the best in barbecue at Sun BBQ Fest 2023!

10 years and still lit! Celebrate a decade’s worth of the best in barbecue at Sun BBQ Fest 2023! Prepare your palate for an abundance of incredible food, cold beer, hand-crafted cocktails, and live music. Experience full plate vending from nationally acclaimed BBQ vendors, sample small bites in our “People’s Choice Competition” or taste up to five different styles of Wings & Ribs in our annual competition. Sun BBQ Fest will also showcase World Food Championship (WFC) sanctioned barbecue teams that compete all over the country! Stick around until 4:00pm on Sunday for a celebration where WFC contest winners are given out over $26,000 in prizes!

The fireworks show on Saturday night celebrates the 10th anniversary under the stars!

Tickets on sale now!
Through the Mohegan Sun Box Office, Online and at the door the day of the event.

Saturday Ticket: $15
Sunday Ticket: $10
Kids 12 & under: Free admission
(Does not include food & beverage)


Live Entertainment

Kameron Marlowe

Kameron Marlowe

Breakout Country star known for his hits, “Giving You Up”, “Steady Heart” and “Girl On Fire” who has been touring with Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, and more!



American Idol winner and Tennessee singer/songwriter hits the main stage with her new songs hitting the Billboard charts!

Red Light

Red Light

Red Light - Voted best band throughout CT and the northeast! Put on your dancing shoes!

Chef Demos

Learn more about the art of BBQ all weekend long from competing Pit Masters & BBQ teams. Grab a seat at a picnic table and listen to leading BBQ Chefs!





Chef Plum

Chef Plum

Hosting the Chef Demo Stage and sharing BBQ tips from the chef himself!

Chef Chad Rosenthal

Chef Chad Rosenthal

Best known for his mastery of BBQ and comfort food, the acclaimed restaurateur and food invoater is bringing his flare for cooking to the stage!

Bear's Smokehouse BBQ

Bear's Smokehouse

With locations in right here in CT all the way down south to Ashville, NC, Bear's is bringing the heat with saucy recipe details on the Chef Demo Stage!

Maddie & Kiki

Maddie and Kiki headshot

Canada's favorite female Grill Masters will share their knowledge, expertise, and input on the development of new products for the BBQ market!

Chef Matt Groark

Chef Matt Groark headshot

Groark - aka TheMeatTeacher - is a teacher turned top-tier cook and recently appeared on Season 2 of Gordon Ramsey's Next Level Chef!


Wicked Cornhole will host a pro-standard Cornhole Tournament on Saturday and Sunday! Guests will need to download the “Scoreholio” app as well to participate in the tournament. There will be a winning team announced for each day of the event! Each winning team will take home $250 in cash, a one-night free hotel stay and two tickets to see a show in the Arena! (For available dates)


Please note

Security will be checking IDs upon entry and providing wristbands to guests age 21+

Seating by the fire pits at the bar is available for guests 21+; no underage guests are allowed within this seating area.