2017 Midwest BBQ Fest, hosted by the Illinois Barbecue Society

The Midwest BBQ Fest for 2017 is on April 22, 2017 at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187.

Free Parking, Free Admission

Explore BBQ sauce flavors, taste OVER 100 SAUCES, Smoking and Grilling demonstrations, Knife Skills Demonstrations, Food Preparation Demonstrations and food vendors all day.

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Midwest BBQ Fest Open – Open to the Public. Explore sauce flavors, BBQ Food Vendors, Smoking and Grilling demonstrations, knife skills demonstrations, food preparation demonstrations throughout the day.

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – 2017 National BBQ Sauce Contest Judging for the People’s Choice Award. Taste over 100 sauces and vote for your favorite. Open to the Public.

Special Guest Appearance – Dave “Sweet Baby Ray” Raymond will talk about BBQ sauce and the BBQ world at 12:00 p.m. noon.

12:30 p.m. – Midwest BBQ Fest Outdoor Grilling/Smoker Presentation.

1:00 p.m. – Midwest BBQ Fest Hall Title Sponsor Presentation Main Stage: Ribs, Ribs, Ribs, preparing, seasoning and cooking.

2:00 p.m. – Midwest BBQ Fest Hall Sponsor Presentation Main Stage: Knife Skills, knife selection and sharpening.

3:00 p.m. – Midwest BBQ Fest Outdoor Grilling/Smoker Presentation.

4:30 p.m. Midwest BBQ Fest Hall closes.

* Schedule and appearances subject to change.

Contact us for Sponsor information and Exhibitor space.