I Love BBQ & Music Festival

The I Love BBQ Festival returns to Lake Placid on July 5-7, 2019!

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!

Funds raised at the I Love BBQ Festival are donated to a local not for profit organization. This year, the funds will be donated to the Shipman Youth Center.

Full Schedule of Events (2018):

Friday

  • 11:00 am - Gates open
  • 12:00 pm - 12:10 pm National Anthem, followed by antique car and motorcycle parade
  • 12:10 pm - Music performance by Ausable Branch
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm – Day one: The Best Ribs on the East pay $3 and taste 2 ribs, People’s Choice Award (public tasting event – ribs prepared by competitive teams).
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm – Music performance by Larry Stone
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm – Music performance by Dan Mason
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm – Music performance by Sven Curth
  • 3:30 pm - Judges arrive to sign in for NEBS competition
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm – All Barbeque Teams competing in the NEBS Grilling Bash & BBQ Bash meeting with KCBS representatives Leslie and Don Lovely. (High School Building).
  • 4:45 pm - Judges need to be in the judging area for their seating assignment.
  • 5:00 pm - NEBS judges meet with Master Judges Leslie and Don Lovely (High School building).
  • 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm – All barbecue Teams competing in the Lake Placid North American BBQ Brawl (LPNABB) meeting with Master Judges Linda and Jerry Mullane (High School building).
  • 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm – All barbecue Youth and Kids in the kitchen teams meeting with Master Judges Linda and Jerry Mullane (High School building)
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm – Music performance by Mad Dog
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Music performance Third Shift
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm – Music performance Lost Dog
  • 6:25 pm - NEBS competition judging begins
  • 6:30 pm - NEBS Grilling & BBQ Bash (NGBB) competitions begins (Northeast Barbecue Society Rules Applies)
  • 6:30 pm - NGBB New York Strip Steak Turn in
  • 7:00 pm - NGBB Chicken Turn in
  • 7:30 pm - NGBB Fatty Turn in
  • 8:00 pm - NGBB Pizza turn in
  • 7:00 - 7:20 pm - Free Style BMX bikes Krusher Stunt Team performance
  • 7:20 pm - 8:00 pm - Music Performance by TW Howell
  • 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

 

Saturday

  • 11:00 am - Gates open
  • 11:00 am - Celebrity judges meeting with Master Judges Linda and Jerry Mullane (High School building)
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm – Music performance by Scott Sileo
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm – Top Chef: Pit Master TBA – public tasting event
  • 12:00 noon - Kids in the kitchen – hot dogs turn in
  • 12:00 pm - Youth World BBQ Championship – chicken turn in
  • 12:30 pm - Youth World BBQ Championship – Ribs turn in
  • 1:00 pm - Kids in the Kitchen – dessert turn in
  • 1:00 pm - Youth World BBQ Championship dessert turn in
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Music performance Crosswinds Jam Band
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm – Day two: The Best Ribs in the East People’s Choice Award - Pay $3 get 2 ribs (public tasting event – ribs prepared by competitive teams)
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm – Price Chopper Top Chef: Pit Master TBA - public tasting event
  • 2-2:00 pm - Free style BMX bikes Krusher stunt team performance
  • 2:20 - 3:00 pm - Music performance by All Without the Bass
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Lake Placid North American BBQ Brawl (LPNABB)
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm – Price Chopper Top Chef: Pit Master TBA – public tasting event
  • 3:20 pm - 4:00 pm - Music performance by Loud and Stupid
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Price Chopper Top Chef: Pit Master Many Mavroudis from Skara Old BBQ – public tasting event
  • 4:20 pm - 5:00 pm - Music performance by Deb Callahan
  • 5:00 pm - LPNABB – food turn in
  • 5:30 pm - LPNABB – dessert turn in
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm – Price Chopper Top Chef: Pit Master Cameron Symonds from Steve’s Prime BBQ - public tasting event
  • 5:20 pm - 6:00 pm – Music Performance by Lost Dog
  • 5:30 - 6:00 pm – Turn in time for Quinn Family Barbecue and Hot Sauce Competition (High School building).
  • 6:30 pm - All teams participating in KCBS Competition meet with Leslie and Don Lovely (High School Building)
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm - Music Performance by Stinky Boots String Band
  • 7 - 7:20 pm Free style BMX bikes Krusher stunt team performance
  • 7:20 - 8:00 pm – Music Performance TBA
  • 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
 

Tickets are sold there the weekend of and cannot be purchased in advance. $6 per day per adult. Children 10 and under are free. 

For more information, visit the I Love BBQ Festival website.

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