We all love BBQ, and while we enjoy smoking a brisket or a great rack of ribs in our backyard, sometimes we want to get out of the house and check out how others do it. Or just eat it. Here are six BBQ events over the next few months that are worth checking out if you live nearby. Or perhaps a BBQ road trip could be worthwhile too!
June 4, 2022: Troubadour Festival — Georgetown, TX
After a successful inaugural event in Celina (Dallas area), Texas in 2021, the Troubadour Festival will be expanding to three different event locations this year. The first of these will be in Georgetown, just north of Austin. Music headliners include The Panhandlers and William Clark Green, and pitmasters will be there from 2M Smokehouse, Blood Bros. BBQ, Interstellar BBQ, J-Bar-M BBQ, Leroy and Lewis, and more. MORE INFO HERE.
June 17-19, 2022: Denver BBQ Festival — Denver, CO
The 4th annual Denver BBQ Festival will return this June at Empower Field at Mile High, home of the Denver Broncos. Don’t miss this chance to grab an ice-cold brew and sample pure smoked bliss from award-winning pitmasters from across the country. The final day of the event coincides with Father’s Day, which makes a ticket a potentially amazing gift for BBQ-loving Dads. MORE INFO HERE.
September 2-4, 2022: Pinehurst BBQ Festival — Village of Pinehurst, NC
The Pinehurst Barbecue Festival is a “Celebration of Taste and Tradition” featuring award-winning pitmasters from across North Carolina in one of the most picturesque settings in the entire state. The three-day event, staged in and around the historic Village of Pinehurst, offers a unique culinary sampling experience of various barbecue meats and traditional sides. MORE INFO HERE.
September 10, 2022: Pig Island NYC — Staten Island, NY
Pig Island NYC will celebrate its 13th year at Snug Harbor on Staten Island. Join in for all-inclusive food and drink, from all-star pitmasters and chefs who will be serving up delicious porky goodness, as well as local breweries, distilleries, and cideries. Top chefs will compete for the best dishes and eventgoers reap the benefits. Expect a ton of amazing eats and a great place to picnic with friends and family for the day. BUY TICKETS HERE.
Sept 28 – Oct 2, 2022: American Royal World Series of Barbecue — Kansas City, KS
The American Royal World Series of barbecue is the largest BBQ competition in the world. On top of a massive KCBS competition with roughly 500 teams from around the country, this signature event includes public-facing activities, including live music, delicious BBQ and local food, a full lineup of kid’s activities, and a vendor fair authentic to Kansas City and BBQ enthusiasts. MORE INFO HERE.
Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2022: Q in the Lou — St. Louis, MO
The annual Q in the Lou is happening again this fall! Don’t miss this chance to grab an ice-cold brew and sample pure smoked bliss from award-winning pitmasters from across the country. The event is held nearby the St. Louis Arch and held the final weekend of regular season play for the St. Louis Cardinals. MORE INFO HERE
So, gas up the car and check out these great BBQ events. You can thank us later.