One of my favorite outdoor activities all year in coming up next weekend. On June 13th & 14th, the Mohegan Sun BBQ Fest, in Uncasville, CT., is once again host to some of the bestBBQ cooks in the country.
Walking around the grounds festivities feature bands, a beer, and barbecue battles. Every BBQ vendor has samples to help you vote for festival best! Last year my biggest and best surprise was the sweet glazed bacon – lunch and dessert all in one!
Last year included grilled corn on the cob, pork sandwiches, ribs, and all sorts of BBQ specialty items. This year there will be desserts, beverages of all kinds, and including lots of no food vendors.
a few FAQ’s:
- Sun BBQFest is held at the Winter Parking lot.
- Admission is $5 entry fee at the door each day. Children under 6 years are free. Food and beverage tickets are available for purchase inside the designated festival area.
- No outside food or beverages will be allowed.
Go to http://mohegansun.com/sun-bbqfest.html to check out the vendors and competitors expected:
Here are the scheduled events for both days:
SATURDAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11:00am: Festival Opens
11:00am – 1:00pm: Green Tea Band on Main Stage
12:00pm – 3:00pm: Wing Challenge opens to the public in the Judges Tent
3:00pm – 5:00pm:Whiskey & Rye on Main Stage
5:00pm – 8:00pm: DJ Chef Demo
6:00pm – 8:30pm: Rib Challenge opens to the public in the Judges Tent
8:00pm – 10:00pm:Jay Dempsey Band on Main Stage
9:25pm: Announcement of Wing & Rib Challenge Winners on Main Stage
9:30pm: Fireworks Display
10:00pm: Festival Closes
PEOPLE’S CHOICE COMPETITION
Visit the Kansas City BBQ Society teams with a People’s Choice poster and try their $2 samples and vote on the best BBQ of the weekend. Try one, try them all! Teams will have a variety of samples throughout the weekend for you to try and vote.
Enjoy competition wings and vote on your favorite. Visit a Food & Beverage ticket booth and purchase a $5 Wing Ticket* to enter the judging tent. Try 5 of the best looking wings and help us declare a winner.
SUNDAY – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11:00am: Festival Opens
11:00am – 1:00pm:The Attiks on Main Stage
1:00pm: DJae Mêlée
2:00pm: DJ Chef Demo
3:00pm – 5:00pm: Stephanie Hansen Band on Main Stage (NETG BONUS CHOICE!)
5:00pm: Announcement of KCBS Competition & People’s Choice Winners on Main Stage
6:00pm: Festival Closes
It’s been a fantastic event every year. Be there or be BBQ square!
That’s all for now.