Welcome to a BBQ feast and AN education like no other!
$79 VIP Status ($118.50 at the door)
At VIP status you can now pair craft BBQ with craft beer & cocktails - all day!
- A passport to taste delicious smoked BBQ samples from top BBQ Pitmasters from around the Chicago. See Who's Competing
- Craft beer tastings from local brewers including Lagunita's Brewing Company, Ale Syndicate,
- Illuminated Brew Works , Solemn Oath, and more!
- Tito's Vodka Cocktails all day long!
- Pig butchering, cooking demos and instruction about what makes award winning BBQ.
- Access to each of the 40 BBQ Teams who are competing for the Grand Champion prize as they prepare their smoked meats for the official sanctioned judges.
- Live Blues Music all day long!
- Ballots to win a BBQ 101 Class, Weber Smokers, etc.
$99 DO IT UP IN PREMIUM STYLE (no at the door tickets)
At Premium Status, you're passing line-ups, sitting pretty, and really enjoying one of summer's last coveted outdoor festivals in style. You get all of the above plus:
- Access to the grounds 1-hour early (avoid the lines)
- Exclusive Premium Status area
- Bloody Mary's from Tito's Vodka
- Tastings from Virtue Cider
- An extra ballot into the giveaway drawings PLUS a ballot to win a Private Pit Room Dinner
- Themed Photo Booth
$49 General Admission ($73.50 at the door)
As a BBQ enthusiast and amateur judge, you'll enjoy:
- A passport to taste (and judge) delicious smoked BBQ samples from top BBQ Pit Masters from around Chicago. See Who's Competing
- Cooking demos and pig butchering demo
- Enjoy live Blues music throughout the event