I Love BBQ & Music Festival

July 7–9, 2017

This annual event attracts the best BBQ competitors in the country and continues to grow in popularity year after year. The tasty event days are filled with sampling opportunities, food and beverage concessions, children's activities, live entertainment, and more!

Now in its 12th year, the Shipman Youth Center, together with assistance of USA Luge, organizes this annual festival. Rated one of the top 10/Best BBQ festivals in the United States by USA Today and Delish.com, and one of the top 20 by the Kansas City Barbecue Socitey, the competition offers approximately $9,000 in cash prizes, the most ever for this event. 

Food provided by professional BBQ teams

Attendees can sample many BBQ delicacies over the course of the weekend:

·         Rib Fest (day one), taste ribs prepared by professional BBQ teams $3 per person, public choice award (Friday, July 8)
·         Rib Fest (day two), taste ribs prepared by professional BBQ Teams $3 per person, public choice award (Saturday, July 9)
·         TOP CHEF competition — all day, beginning at noon on Saturday, July 8th.
·         All three days, barbecue food will be sold by three food vendors. There will be pulled pork, pork ribs, beef brisket, chicken, turkey, and more.

Schedule of events

Friday, July 7

  • 11 a.m.: Gates open

  • Noon - 12:10 p.m.: National Anthem, followed by antique car and motorcycle parade                                                                                           

  • 1 - 3 p.m.: Day one: The Best Ribs in the East (pay $3 for 2 ribs, People’s Choice Award                                                                                                                      
  • 1 - 2 p.m.: Music by Pat Duffy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

  • 2 - 3 p.m.: – Music by Folk Faces                                                   

  • 3 - 4 p.m.: Music by Mad Dog
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4 - 5 p.m.: Music by Ausable Branch
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5 - 6 p.m.: Music by Tim Howl
  • 
6 - 7 p.m.: Music by Third Shift

  • 6:30 p.m.: NEBS Grilling & BBQ Bash (NGBB) competitions begins (New England Barbecue Society Rules Applies)

  • 6:30 p.m.: NGBB New York Strip Steak Turn in
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7 -7:20 p.m.: BMX bikes Krusher Stunt Team show                                                                                                                       
  • 7:20 - 8 p.m.: Music by Lost Dog

  • 9 p.m.: Award ceremonies for the NEBS Grilling Bash & BBQ and People’s Choice Award for The Best Ribs in the East, Day 1

  • 9 p.m.: Gates close                                                   

Saturday, July 8

  • 11 a.m.: Gates open                                                                                                       
  • Noon - 1 p.m.: Music by Crosswinds Jam Band

  • Noon - 1 p.m.: Top Chef: Pit Master - Elliot Buckner – Buckner Brothers                                                                                                                                                                   
  • 1 - 2 p.m.: Music by Broken Arrow Hearts

  • 1 - 3 p.m.: Day two: The Best Ribs in the East (In Memory of Mike Grudzinskas) Peoples Choice Award. Pay $3 get two ribs. 

  • 1 - 2 p.m.: Price Chopper Top Chef: Pit Master - Kim Perry – Behind BBQ
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2 - 2:20 p.m.: BMX bikes Krusher Stunt Team show
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2:20 - 3 p.m.: Music by Michael Louis 

  • 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Price Chopper Top Chef: Pit Master - Jerry Kahil – General Joe’s BBQ                                                                 

  • 3:20 - 4 p.m.: Music by Dan Mason                                                                            

  • 4:20 - 5 p.m.: Music by Plattsburgh Home Team

  • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.: Quinn Family Barbecue & Hot Sauce Competition in memory of Jimmy and Jeremy Quinn.

  • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.: Price Chopper Top Chef: Pit Master - Cameron Symonds – Steve’s Prime BBQ
  • 5 - 6 p.m.: Price Chopper Top Chef: TBA

  • 5:20 - 6 p.m.: Music TBA
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6:20 - 7:00 p.m.: Music by Spring Street                                                                                                 
  • 7 -7:20 p.m.: BMX bikes Krusher Stunt Team show                                                                                                                                                                  

  • 7:20 - 8 p.m.: Music by Larry Stone                                                                                                                                  
  • 8:30 p.m.: Award ceremonies – The Best Ribs in the East, Day 2. Quinn Family Barbecue & Hot Sauce Competition, Price Chopper Top Chef, The Best Ribs in the East, overall title. 

  • 9 p.m.: Doors close                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Sunday, July 9

  • 11 a.m.: Gates open                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • Noon: KCBS sanctioned competition begins
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1 -1:20 p.m.: BMX bikes Krusher Stunt Team show                                                                                                                       

  • 1:20 - 3 p.m.: Music by All Without Bass
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2:20 - 3 p.m.: Music by Sven Curth

  • 3:20 - 4 p.m.: Music by Movin’ On                                                               

  • 4 p.m.: Award ceremonies and $10,000 raffle drawing, ILBBQF Grand Champion & New York State Champion 

  • 5 p.m.: ILBBQF event concludes. Gates remain open for food sales till vendors close.

For more information, visit www.ilbbqf.com.

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