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SUN BBQ FEST

June 11th & 12th

SUN BBQ FEST

June 11th & 12th

We're All Fired Up!

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 BBQ & restaurant 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 World Food Championship sanctioned barbecue competition with teams that compete all over the country. During the last hour of the event stick around to celebrate, over $25,000 will be given out in prize money!

New this year, we are raising the bar with outdoor activities for your friends and family.

Get your protein fix of delicious BBQ and sweet treats, then burn some calories at Big Dog’s Axe Throwing all weekend. If you’re feeling competitive, get your group together to play in Sunday's Wicked Cornhole Tournament! The tournament team winner will get a free hotel stay and (2) tickets to see a show at the Arena (for available dates)!

Grab a seat at a picnic table and learn from leading BBQ Chefs, including, Mike Puma from Gotham Burger Social Club out of NYC. Interested in viewing the BBQ judging? We are pulling back the curtain for guests to view select judging times throughout the weekend. Mohegan Digital is also bringing the heat this summer, promoting their online casino app with more exciting giveaways and the Temperature Rising Game Show! There’s more! Now offering private fire pit rentals available for groups of 6 - 8 guests. This is a 21+ experience. No underage admit within this seating area.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets on sale now!

Through the Mohegan Sun Box Office and at the door the day of the event. Online ticket price includes service fee.

One Day Ticket: $8
(does not include food & beverage)
Two Day Ticket: $10
Kids 6 & under: FREE

PURCHASE TICKETS

What you Missed in 2021

 

 

Reserve a fire pit for you
and your group!

For information on pricing, and availability of this experience; contact groupreservations@mohegansun.com. Limited availability. All guests in the reserving parties must be 21+ to be seated in this area.

Fire Pit Reservations

 

 

 

Wicked Cornhole Tournament

SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH

$20 entry fee per team to participate

Wicked Cornhole Tournament will be open for play on Sunday, June 12th from Noon – 4:00pm, sign up in advance to register by emailing Mike@WickedCornhole.com, will register walk-ups based on availability.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, June 11th

Throughout the day check out Chef demonstrations on the Demo Stage, Coca-Cola game activation, and Big Dog's Axe Throwing!

11:00am: People’s Choice Competition at each participating vendor
11:30am – 2:00pm: DJ E@ZY
Noon - 12:30pm: Jim Beam's Pig Roast Samples by Bears Smokehouse BBQ - Chef Demo Stage
Noon - 2:30pm: Mike Puma from Gotham Burger Social Club - Chef Demo Stage
Noon – 2:30pm: Rib Challenge!
3:00pm – 6:00pm: Davey Blues
5:00pm - 5:30pm: Jim Beam's Pig Roast Samples by Bears Smokehouse BBQ - Chef Demo Stage
6:00pm - 6:30pm: Chad Rosenthal from The Lucky Well - Chef Demo Stage
6:00pm – 8:30pm: Wing Challenge!
6:45pm – 9:00pm: Zac N Fried, A Zac Brown Tribute Band
9:15pm - 9:40pm: Fireworks

Sunday, June 12th

Throughout the day check out Chef demonstrations on the Demo Stage, Wicked Cornhole Tournament, Coca-Cola game activation, and Big Dog's Axe Throwing!

11:00am - 3:00pm: People’s Choice Competition at each participating vendor
Noon – 4:00pm: Wicked Cornhole Tournament
Noon – 12:30pm: Chad Rosenthal from The Lucky Well – Chef Demo Stage
1:30pm – 3:45pm: Alex Shillo, a tribute to Bruce Springsteen
4:00pm - 5:00pm: World Food Championship Awards Ceremony

*Schedule is subject to change.

 

 

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

BBQ & RESTAURANT VENDING

Backyard Smokers
Beef Octane
Big Enzo’s BBQ
Bridge Market Pizza
Calandrelli’s Kettle Corn and Fried Oreos
Chester’s BBQ
Chick-Fil-A
Chompers

Christianos Lemonade Grenade + Fried Dough
Comix Roadhouse
CT’s Sweet Corner
Drunken Jerky
Get Roasted Sweet Corn
Gotham Burger Social Club
GottaQ Smokehouse BBQ
Handsome Devil

Heidi Joes Jerky
Hindsight BBQ
John’s Twisted Q
La Mesa
Lavelle’s Smokehouse
LemoNates Fresh Juice
Mac Attack
Meriano's Bakery & Cannoli Truck

Munchies Food Truck
Poutine Gourmet
Rustic Streats
Smoke BBQ Café
Soupman
Supreme Hot Dogs
Tater Tot Heaven
Timberwolves BBQ
Travelin Bones

PEOPLES CHOICE $2 SAMPLE VENDING

Backyard Smokers
Bears Smokehouse
Big Enzo's BBQ
Greenwitch Que Co.

Kane's Big Smokin' BBQ
Sticks and Stones BBQ
Titans of BBQ

And more! Check back for more updates!

CONTESTS

People's Choice

Participating WFC 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 run 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.

1st place: $700
2nd place: $500
3rd place: $200

*While supplies last

Rib Challenge - to benefit Operation BBQ Relief!

WFC competitors will be given racks of ribs that they can prepare in any flavor they wish! For a $5 entry, guests can try any five ribs and vote for their favorite one via text to vote! Availability is limited! Guests will need to purchase Mohegan Sun food tickets outside the tent at the cashier/ticket booth to use for their selection.

1st place: $500
2nd place: $300
3rd place: $200

Wing Challenge – to benefit Operation BBQ Relief!

WFC competitors will be given chicken wings that they can prepare in any flavor they wish! For a $5 entry, guests can try any five wings and vote for their favorite one via text to vote! Availability is limited! Guests will need to purchase Mohegan Sun food tickets outside the tent at the cashier/ticket booth to use for their selection.

1st place: $500
2nd place: $300
3rd place: $200

World Food Competition Contests - Judging Tent

Teams can compete for over $25,000 in prizes in the following categories: Barbecue, Dessert, Burger and an all-new Seafood contest. For the first time, portions of the WFC competition will be viewable on a first-come, first-served basis, while seats are available. The judging may be closed to the public for certain categories, and judges must pre-register.

 

Please Note

To streamline purchases, all vendors and bars will have their own point of sale, accepting cash or cards. An ATM will be available inside the winter bus lobby.

Sun BBQ Fest participation is now closed. If you are interested in participating in Sun BBQFest as a BBQ Team or Vendor for future events, please contact Simone Oliva at soliva@mohegansun.com.

Security will be checking IDs upon entry and providing wristbands to guests age 21+. Cornhole is all ages, axe throwing is only available to guests ages 12 and up.