Sun BBQ Fest
  • Sun BBQ Fest

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    Winter Parking Lot

  • Sunday, June 18th 2023
  •   11:00am

Sun BBQ Fest - Sunday

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

Sun BBQ Fest will feature live music all day on Sunday with Country DJ’s and live music to keep the party going all weekend  – check back for more details soon!

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!



Bear's Smokehouse BBQ

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!

Chef Tom Carman

Bringing expert BBQ from the Omaha kitchen live at the Chef Demo Stage!

Chef Hunter

Eastern CT's Chester's BBQ is brinigng their wildly delicious recipes to life on the Chef Demo Stage! Learn about their offerings and pick up a plate at their smoker!


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.