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SUN BBQ FEST 2019

June 1st & 2nd

SUN BBQ FEST 2019

June 1st & 2nd

SUN BBQ FEST 2019

Sun BBQ Fest celebrates the best in barbecue with lots of food, cold beer, hand-crafted cocktails and live music! Guests can enjoy full plate vending from nationally-acclaimed BBQ teams, sample small bites in the People’s Choice competition or participate in the annual Wing & Rib competitions. Sun BBQ Fest also features a KCBS sanctioned barbecue competition with over 50 teams. Over the two days, over $25,000 will be given out in prize money!

STAY TUNED FOR SUN BBQ FEST 2019!

Sun BBQ Fest celebrates the best in barbecue with lots of food, cold beer, hand-crafted cocktails, and live music. We invite guests to enjoy full plate vending from nationally acclaimed BBQ teams, sample small bites in our People’s Choice Competition, or participate in our annual Wing & Rib competition. Sun BBQ Fest also features a KCBS sanctioned barbecue competition with over 50 teams. Over the weekend long event, over $28,000 will be given out in prize money!

 

What you Missed in 2018

TICKET INFORMATION

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

One Day Ticket: $5
Two Day Ticket: $8

(does not include food & beverage)
Kids 6 & under: FREE

All food & drink items must be paid for with Mohegan Sun food & beverage tickets ($1 denominations) that can be purchased at any cashier. An ATM will be available inside the winter bus lobby.

Myron Mixon VIP Experience

Tickets: $50
On sale now at the Mohegan Sun Box Office

Guests who purchase this ticket will receive entry into Sun BBQ Fest on Saturday, June 1st. They will also be able to meet Myron Mixon and sample a few of his recipes published in his cookbook from 8:00pm-9:00pm at his tent inside Sun BBQ Fest. Space is limited!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, June 1st
11:00am - 10:00pm

11:00am: Festival Opens!

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

Noon - 2:30pm:
Rib Challenge in the Judge's Tent. $5 for 5 Ribs. Text to vote!

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

3:00pm - 4:00pm:
Myron Mixon Demo

3:00pm - 5:00pm:
The Sulls Band on Main Stage

6:00pm - 8:00pm:
Whiskey & Rye on Main Stage

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

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

9:15pm:
Fireworks presented by Liberty Bank

10:00pm:
Festival Closes

Fireworks will be on Saturday, June 1st at approximately 9:15pm. (There is not a rain date. In the case of inclement weather, the fireworks will be canceled. That announcement would be made by 2pm.)

Sunday, June 2nd
11:00am - 5:00pm

11:00am: Festival Opens!

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

2:00pm - 4:00pm: Jay Dempsey Band on Main Stage

4:00pm: KCBS Awards on Main Stage

5:00pm: Festival Closes

Full Plate Vending Teams

Aporkalypse Now
FatBoyz BBQ
Handsome Devil
Northeast Professional BBQ (Chicken Chokers BBQ)
Q Biz
Q Shanty
Rhode Hog BBQ
The Outlaw BBQ

Additional Festival Exhibitors

744 Express
Balloons ETC
Bradley Taffy
Calandrelli's Kettle Corn
Canterbury Cones
Carlton Farms
Casanova Remodeling CO, LLC
Chelsea Fire Hot Sauce, LLC
Chet's Italian Ice & Gelato
Chompers
Coca Cola
Comix Mohegan Sun

Dorset Maple Reserve
Frank Pepe Pizzaria Napoletana
Frontier Communication
Great American Cookout
Gunter Wilhelm
Halls Communication
Hills Home Market
Hyatt Mohegan Sun
Kids Quest
King's Hawaiian
Myron Mixon
Seconn

Operation BBQ Relief
Pop Centric Gourmet Ice Pops
Poutine Gourmet
Rhineland Cutlery
Sam & Oliver, LLC
Simply Cannoli
Slushy Factory
Sodalicious
Soldier Solutions, LLC
Supercharged
Whoa Girl Designs

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 2nd at 4:00pm.

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

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 2nd at 4:00pm.

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

People's Choice Teams

Backyard Smokers
Big Rock BBQ
Boo Boo Qued
Burnet Offerine's (North)
Dr. Butts BBQ
Goin' Deep BBQ
Greenwitch Que Co.

Kane's Big Smokin' BBQ
Paddy McQs
Red Planet Barbeque
Slalom Smokers
Smokin Bulldogs
Smokin' Hot Piggies
The Basic BBQ Team

Rib Challenge - to benefit Operation BBQ Relief!

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 to 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 instructions 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 Relief!

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 to 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 instructions 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 BBQ Fest 2019!

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

FACT SHEET PRIZE INFORMATION

TEAM REGISTRATION

 

For more information about vending opportunities, please contact:
Andre Park - APark@mohegansun.com, 860.862.2879
Lauren Willard - LWillard@mohegansun.com, 860.862.5504

For more information about sponsorships, please contact:
Krista May - KMay@mohegansun.com, 860.862.7779

 

Please Note

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