With the warm weather fully intact, us Manhattanites are always looking for the next big thing for us to have a good time, especially when food, drink and fun is involved. Well, brace yourself for a grillin’ and chillin’ good time at Sun BBQFest. On June 11th & 12th, sink your teeth into the best barbeque around with festivities featuring celebrity BBQ Chef — Myron Mixon, live music, beer trailers, barbeque showdowns, local vendors, food trucks and so much more!
Tickets are $5.00 per day and go on sale Friday, April 1st through the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Kids 6 and under get in free. The weekend of the event, tickets for entry are available at the gate along with food and drink tickets.
Eat, Drink, Compete
Get in on all the BBQ action and decide who reigns supreme during the People’s Choice Contest all weekend long. Purchase $2.00 samples from 20 participating Kansas City BBQ Society teams and cast your vote for the ultimate best at Sun BBQFest.
Competition remains fierce on Saturday with a Rib Contest from Noon to 2:30pm followed by a Wing Challenge from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. For $5.00, each contest offers a sampling of 5 wings or 5 ribs for you to judge! A portion of the proceeds benefits the Sun BBQFest official charity, Operation BBQ Relief.
Keep the lip smackin’ snackin’ going with the impressive lineup of local restaurants and vendors! Taste your way through the endless supply of scrumptious meats and satisfying options from local food vendors! Wash it all down with a selection of beers including Bud, Bud Light, Yuengling and Sam Adams. Select cocktails will also be offered for $7.00, perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day!
Mix with the Master
Myron Mixon, celebrity chef, three-time Barbeque World Champion, and judge on the reality television show “BBQ Pitmasters” will be at the BBQ Fest on Saturday and Sunday, performing cooking demonstrations, signging books/merchandise, hosting a VIP gathering and judging a sweet dessert competition. Nicknamed “the winningest man in barbeque,” Myron will be passing out the trophies on Sunday while mixing-it-up with competitors and showcasing his award-winning smokers— proudly manufactured in neighboring Waterford, CT.
The Winter Parking Lot heats up with music, Weber Grill Academy demos and classes, a fireworks show and more to celebrate summertime and all things BBQ.
Dance all weekend long with live music on the main stage. Green Tea Band, Country Mile, Jay Dempsey Band, Coyote River Band and Southern City Band will be providing the beats for this epic parking lot party.
Saturday night goes out with a bang! Don’t miss a spectacular fireworks display. The fireworks kick off at 9:15pm and are guaranteed to be fun for the whole family.
NOTE: Mohegan Sun requires persons under the age of 18 to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during Sun BBQFest. Unescorted minors will have their parent/legal guardian contacted to pick them up immediately.
To learn more about Sun BBQFest, please visit the event website.
About Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.