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SUN BBQFEST

JUNE 3RD & 4TH

SUN BBQFEST

JUNE 3RD & 4TH

 

ABOUT SUN BBQFEST

Winter Parking Lot
(Rain or shine)

Get fired up for some finger-lickin' fun during Sun BBQFest. Savor the flavors of the best barbeque around with festivities featuring live music, Sam Adams and Tito’s Vodka draft trailers, barbeque battles and so much more you can sink your teeth into!

Official Charity

 

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets on sale: Friday, April 7th at 10:00am through the Mohegan Sun Box Office & at the door the day of the event

$5 a day per person (does not include food & beverage)
Kids 6 & under: FREE

$1 food & beverage tickets available at the event.
Draft beer starting at $3
Cocktails: $7

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, June 3rd
11:00am - 10:00pm

11:00am: Festival Opens!

Noon - 1:00pm:
Weber Grilling Academy Pizza Course #1 (pre-registration required)

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Myron Mixon Brisket Demo

Noon - 2:00pm:
Jay Dempsey Band on Main Stage

Noon - 2:30pm:
Rib Challenge in the Judges Tent. $5 for 5 ribs. Text to vote!

2:00pm - 3:00pm: 
Weber Grilling Academy Pizza Course #2 (pre-registration required)

3:00pm - 5:00pm:
Will Evans on Main Stage

4:00pm - 5:00pm:
 Weber Grilling Academy Pizza Course #3 (pre-registration required)

5:30pm - 6:00pm: Smithfield Pork Tenderloin Demo (Weber Trailer)

6:00pm - 8:30pm:
 Wing Challenge in the Judges Tent. $5 for 5 wings. Text to vote!

7:00pm - 9:00pm:
Chicken Fried (ZBB Tribute Band) on Main Stage

9:05pm:
Wing/Rib Winners announced on Main Stage

9:15pm:
Fireworks

10:00pm:
Festival Closes

Sunday, June 4th
11:00am - 5:00pm

10:00am: KCBS Judges Check-in at Judges Tent

10:30am: KCBS Judges Meeting

11:00am: Festival Opens!

11:00am - 1:00pm:  Green Tea Band on Main Stage 

2:00pm - 3:00pm: Weber Grilling Academy - Brunch Class (pre-registration required)

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

4:00pm: KCBS Awards on Main Stage

5:00pm: Festival Closes

CHEF MYRON MIXON

Be sure to stop by at 1:00pm Saturday to see Myron Mixon's brisket demo!

WEBER GRILLING ACADEMY

Become that backyard hero! Learn the ultimate tips and tricks from the Weber Grill Specialists. Choose from "American Classics: The Grilling Pizza Revelation" or "Brunch on the Grill" during your time at Sun BBQFest!

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SPONSORS

 

CONTESTS

People's Choice

Twenty participating KCBS teams will be selling $2 BBQ samples throughout the weekend! Guests of the event will be able to vote for their favorite People’s Choice entry throughout the weekend. Voting will be open from 11:00am on Saturday until 3:00pm on Sunday. Guests will see signage and directions for choosing their favorite and will be able to text their vote accordingly. Winners will be announced along with the KCBS winners on Sunday, June 4th at 4:00pm.

1st place: $1,000
2nd place: $500
3rd place: $300

Rib Challenge - to benefit Operation BBQ

All KCBS competitors will be given racks of ribs that they can prepare in any flavor they wish! Rib turn-in will be at the main judging tent between 11:30am and 11:45am and the judging tent will be open to guests from Noon - 2:30pm. For a $5 entry, guests can try any 5 ribs and vote for their favorite one via text to vote! Guests will need to purchase a $5 rib challenge coupon at any cashier/ticket booth. Voting directions and restrictions are available inside the judging tent during the hours of the challenge. Winners will be announced on Saturday evening prior to the fireworks show!

1st place: $600
2nd place: $300
3rd place: $200

Wing Challenge – to benefit Operation BBQ

All KCBS competitors will be given chicken wings that they can prepare in any flavor they wish! Wing turn in will be at the main judging tent between 5:30pm and 5:45pm and the judging tent will be open to guests from 6:00pm - 8:30pm. For a $5 entry, guests can try any 5 wings and vote for their favorite one via text to vote! Guests will need to purchase a $5 wing challenge coupon at any cashier/ticket booth. Voting directions and restrictions are available inside the judging tent during the hours of the challenge. Winners will be announced on Saturday evening prior to the fireworks show!

1st place: $600
2nd place: $300
3rd place: $200

 

BE A PART OF THE ACTION

Think your team has the best BBQ around? Fill out the registration form to reserve your spot in Sun BBQFest 2017!

Check out the fact sheet for more information on the event and additional contests.

TEAM REGISTRATIONFACT SHEET

Please Note

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