I Love BBQ & Music Festival

The I Love BBQ Festival returns to Lake Placid on July 6-8, 2018!

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!

Please Note: The 2018 schedule has not been released yet. For an idea of what to expect, you can see last year's highlights below!

Full Schedule of Events (Subject to change):

July 6th, Friday, 2018

  • 11:00 AM – Gates open
  • 12:00 pm – 12:10 pm National Anthem, followed by antique car and motorcycle parade
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Day one: The Best Ribs on the East pay $3 and taste 2 ribs, People’s Choice Award
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm –  Music Performance by Pat Duffy
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Music Performance by Folk Faces
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm   Music Performance by Mad Dog
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – All Barbeque Teams competing in the NEBS Grilling Bash & BBQ Bash meeting and meat inspection with KCBS representatives Leslie and Don Lovely. (High School Building)
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm    Music performance by Ausable Branch
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm   Music performance by Tim Howl
  • 5:00 pm – NEBS judges (juniors) meet with Master judges Leslie and Don Lovely (High School building).
  • 5:30 NEBS judges (experienced) meet with Master judges Leslie and Don Lovely (high School building).
  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Music performance by Third Shift
  • 6:30 pm  – NEBS Grilling & BBQ Bash (NGBB) competitions begins (New England Barbecue Society Rules Applies)
  • 6:30 pm – NGBB New York Strip Steak Turn in
  • 7 -7:20 pm BMX bikes Krusher Stunt Team show
  • 7:20 pm – 8:00 pm – Music performance by Lost Dog
  • 7:00 pm – NGBB Chicken Turn in
  • 7:30 pm – NGBB Fatty Turn in
  • 8:00 pm – NGBB Pizza turn in
  • 9:00 PM- Award Ceremonies for the NEBS Grilling Bash & BBQ and People’s Choice Award The Best Ribs on the East Day 1
  • 9:00 pm: Doors close

July 7th, Saturday, 2018

  • 11:00 am Gates open
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Music performance Crosswinds Jam Band
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Top Chef: Pit Master – Elliot Buckner – Buckner Brothers
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  –  Music performance by Broken Arrow Hearts
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Day two: The Best Ribs in the East (In Memory of Mike Grudzinskas) Peoples Choice Award. Pay $3 get two ribs.
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  –  Price Chopper Top Chef: Pit Master – Kim Perry – Behind BBQ
  • 2 – 2:20 pm BMX bikes Krusher Stunt Team show
  • 2:20 pm – 3:00 pm – Music performance by Michael Louis
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Price Chopper Top Chef: Pit Master – Jerry Kahil – General Joe’s BBQ
  • 4:30 pm-5:30 pm – Price Chopper Top Chef: Pit Master – Cameron Symonds – Steve’s Prime BBQ
  • 3:20 pm – 4:00 pm    Music performance by Dan Mason
  • 4:20 pm – 5:00 pm –  Music performance by Plattsburgh Home Team
  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Quinn Family Barbecue & Hot Sauce Competition in memory of Jimmy and Jeremy Quinn.
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Price Chopper Top Chef: TBA
  • 5:20 pm – 6:00 pm – Music performance TBA
  • 6:20 pm – 7:00 pm – Music performance by Spring Street
  • 6:30 pm – All teams participating in KCBS Competition meet with Leslie and Don Lovely (High School Building)
  • 7:00 -7:20 BMX bikes Krusher Stunt Team show
  • 7:20 pm – 8:00 pm – Music performance by Larry Stone
  • 8:30 pm – Award Ceremonies – The Best Ribs in the East Day 2, Quinn Family Barbecue & Hot Sauce Competition, Price Chopper Top Chef, The Best ribs on the East overall title.
  • 9:00 pm – Doors Close

July 8th, Sunday, 2018

  • 10:00 am – Judges sign up for KCBS contest in High School Building
  • 11:00 am – Judges meeting for KCBS contest in High School
  • 11:00 am – Gates open 12:00 noon KCBS sanctioned competition begins
  • 12:00 pm – CHICKEN TURN-IN
  • 12:30 pm – RIBS TURN-IN
  • 1:00 pm – PORK BUTT / SHOULDER TURN-IN
  • 1:30 pm – BEEF BRISKET TURN-I
  • 1 -1:1:20 pm BMX bikes Krusher Stunt Team show
  • 1:20 – 3:00 pm – Music performance by All Without Bass
  • 2:20 pm – 3:00 pm – Music performance by Sven Curth
  • 3:20 pm – 4:00 pm –  Music performance by Movin’ On
  • 4:00 pm – Award ceremonies and  $10,000 raffle drawing, ILBBQF Grand Champion & New York State Champion – prize money $9.000.
  • 5:00 pm – ILBBQF event is over but gates to remain open for food sales till vendors close.

For more information, visit www.ilbbqf.com.

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