Event Details

The first BBQ Brews and Bluegrass Family Festival and Car Show will take place in Jerseyville, Illinois on June 1-2, 2018 at Lions Club and Wittman Parks.

Events include a St. Louis BBQ Society sanctioned competition, car show, musical entertainment, children’s activities, raffles, food vendors, and beer garden.

The general public is invited to attend, and there is no cover fee. Please see the information below if you wish to register for the BBQ Competition, Kids Cooking Competition or Car Show.

Proceeds from the festival to benefit Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation.

Competitor Setup June 1 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Open to General Public June 2 9 a.m. -12 a.m.

BBQ Competitor Information

Interested in Competing in the BBQ Festival?

You can compete in 4 main Categories: Chicken, Ribs, Pork Shoulder, Beef Brisket.

Prizes include $11,000 in payouts!
Grand Champion: $2500 + Trophy
Reserve Grand Champ: 1500 + Trophy
Festivals Choice: $500 + Trophy
Category Winners: 1st – $500 + Trophy; 2nd – $400 + Trophy; 3rd – $300 + Trophy; 4th – $200 + Plaque; 5th – $100 + Plaque; 6th – $75 + Plaque; 7th – $50 + Plaque; 8th – $25 + Plaque; 9th – Medal; 10th – Medal

Application deadline is May 25, 2018.

Please download the pdf to register.

Kids Grilling Competition

Each Child Entry must have a parent or guardian present during the entire run of the event. The Child must be able to handle the majority of the tasks associated with grilling a stake. Each entry will receive 2 – 1” thick steaks that they will be responsible for seasoning, grilling, and saucing (if desired). Parent/Guardian may assist with flipping. We will provide the small charcoal camp grill, charcoal, and tongs to each participant. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian & child to wear the proper clothing for this outdoor event. Questions and final ruling on issues and concerns reside with the festival coordinators. The Team will have 1.5 hour prep time (on sight) and cook time. Judges will be announced at registration check-in the day of the festival.

Please download the pdf to register.

Car Show

9-11 pm Both Days Lions Club & Wittman Parks

Vehicle Registration 9:00am-12:00 p.m.

Judging 12-3:00pm

Entry fee is $20.

Categories include:

Best in Show, Best Interior, Best Paint, Best Engine and Mayors Choice.

Dash Plaques will be available.

Please download the pdf to register.

Vendor Application

It is not necessary to obtain a Jersey County Health Department for your participation in the vendor section of this event. We are not limiting the number of vendors available for the festival. There is a possibility of other local vendors being at the festival, but they will not be allowed to serve protein from their booth. It is the responsibility of the individual teem to get meat if they are going to sell or give out samples to the general public.

Please download the pdf to register.

Featuring the music of The Harmans and Misty Ridge

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