Windy City BBQ Classic

Soldier Field South Parking Lot • Chicago, IL

Sunday, September 1

What you get

  • Sample BBQ from Up to 30 Different Competitors
  • Craft Beer Tastings (Select Packages Only), Live Music, and More
  • Portion of Proceeds Benefits Operation BBQ Relief

For a weekend that offers finger-licking cuisine and hot blues licks alike, you'll go whole hog for the Windy City BBQ Classic. Held on Sunday, September 1 by the lakefront in beautiful downtown Chicago, this all-day barbecue festival offers something for everyone.

Watch 30 professional teams from across the country as they compete for the title of best barbecue and thousands of dollars in cash prizes in a State Championship BBQ Event. You'll be able to interact with the pit masters, ask questions, and get a first-hand glimpse into how to create amazing barbecue. Then, take in a pig-butchering demo by Rob Levitt of Butcher & Larder and sample pork, brisket, chicken, and ribs from 30 more pit masters -- and cast your vote for the one that should be crowned "People's Choice" grand champion.

$49 for General Admission, including:
• All-day BBQ sampling from 30 pit masters
• Live blues music
• Live cooking demonstrations and great giveaways

$79 for VIP Admission, including:
• All-day BBQ sampling from 30 pit masters
• All-day tastings of up to 30 different craft beers (8 oz. pours)
• Live blues music
• Live cooking demonstrations and great giveaways

$99 for Premium Admission, including:
• Early entry (11 a.m.)
• Bloody Mary tasting from Vintage Vines
• Entry to win a 3-hour BBQ 101 Class
• Themed photobooth
• All-day BBQ sampling from 30 pit masters
• All-day tastings of up to 30 different craft beers (8 oz. pours)
• Live blues music
• Live cooking demonstrations and great giveaways

Windy City BBQ's Classic's Website

more to the festival


Craft beer tastings from:
Lagunitas Brewery
Two Brothers
Solemn Oath
Argus
and more

BBQ competitors include:
Smoque
Lillies Q
Chicago Q
Honky Tonk
Real Urban BBQ
Uncle Bub's
Dirk's Fish Market
Sweet Baby Ray's
Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse
Barn & Company
and more!

Live music from:
The Cash Box Kings
Shirley King
Toronzo Cannon

Fine print

REFUND POLICY: Refunds not allowed; all purchases are final.  • Each voucher is good for 1 person • Event is rain or shine • No storage space for valuables • Cost of parking not included • Waiver available to view here: bit.ly/LS_Waiver

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