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Glen Ellyn Backyard Barbeque

Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ

Saturday, September 10, 2022
12:00 PM-9:30 PM

Celebrating 14 years, the Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ will welcome amateur BBQ competitors, as well as 2,500+ guests for a family-fun day of BBQ, live music, liquid libations, Piglet Playland, raffles, and more. 

Entrance to the BBQ festival is free of charge.  Food, beverages, raffles, and Piglet Playland require payment of either cash, credit card, or Venmo. 

Submit your application now and practice your grilling skills for your best chance to win a custom made trophy and bragging rights in one of four categories: 

  • Best Ribs
  • Best Chicken
  • Best Dish
  • Best Sauce

For more information on the competition, please contact BBQ Competition Organizer Jeremy Johnson at The Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ competition is honored to be presented by Real Urban Barbecue. 

Live music, fresh BBQ and other grilling delights, cold beer from Two Brothers Brewery, desserts from Nothin' Bundt Cakes, and non-alcoholic drinks will be available throughout the festival. 

Piglet Playland is open from 12:00 - 7:30 pm and will feature giant inflatable slides, arts and crafts, face painting, live music from Mary Macaroni, and yummy treats. 

All proceeds from the event benefit the families served by Bridge Communities. Thank you for supporting Bridge families when they need you the most! 

You can find more information about this event at


Backyard BBQ Competition

  • Real Urban Barbeque

King of the Stage

  • DoorDash


  • Eric Friedemann
  • Johanneson Family
  • Novatoo
  • Pope Landscape
  • Two Brothers


  • Premier Packaging

Liquid Libations

  • CONLON Commercial

Safety and Sanitation

  • Molenhouse Enterprises, Inc.

Bridge Communities owns more than 24 apartment buildings scattered in the communities throughout DuPage County, including:

  • Addison
  • Glendale Heights
  • Glen Ellyn
  • Lombard
  • Naperville
  • Westmont
  • Woodridge