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2nd Annual BBQ & Brew Festival

Friday, June 21, 2024, 12:00 PM until Sunday, June 23, 2024, 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Vermont State Fairgrounds
175 S. Main Street
Rutland, VT  05701

(802) 353-0568
Additional Info:
NEBS Contest & Kids Q
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Join us for a flavorful adventure at the 2nd Annual BBQ & Brew Festival! Immerse yourself in a symphony of tantalizing aromas, savory tastes, and lively entertainment at the 2024 BBQ & Brew Festival. Over two days, we'll celebrate the art of barbecue with a mouthwatering array of BBQ vendors and beloved food trucks, alongside a curated selection of refreshing brews. Set against the backdrop of the Vermont State Fairgrounds, this outdoor festival promises an unforgettable experience for all.

This contest qualifies for the 2024 Ken Dakai Cup.
2024 BBQ & Brew Cook's Packet
2024 BBQ & Brew KIDS-Q
2024 BBQ & Brew Judges Application

But the excitement doesn't stop there! Engage in a variety of activities and competitions designed to keep festival-goers entertained throughout the weekend. Whether you're participating in the cornhole tournament, grooving to the beats of talented DJs, or enjoying live music performances, there's something for everyone at the BBQ & Brew Festival.

With an estimated attendance of 3,000 weekend revelers, the festival will take place on June 22nd and 23rd from noon to 8:00 pm on Saturday and noon to 6:00 pm on Sunday. Admission is just $20 for adults, $10 for ages 13 to 17, and free for children 12 and under. Military discounts are available.

For those eager to showcase their BBQ prowess, we invite you to participate in our cook-off competitions. With categories including chicken, ribs, and pulled pork, as well as a special Kids Q competition featuring everyone's favorite comfort food, mac & cheese, there's a chance for every culinary enthusiast to shine. Plus, with generous prize pools of up to $5,000 and coveted awards for top contenders, the stakes are high!

Interested in becoming a vendor or competitor? Contact Josh Butler at (802) 353-0568 or to secure your spot. Entry fees are $250 for NEBS Classic categories and $25 for Kids Q, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Josh Pallotta Fund.

Don't miss your chance to be part of this sizzling celebration of barbecue and brews. Mark your calendars and get ready to indulge in a weekend of delicious delights at the BBQ & Brew Festival!