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Glen Ellyn Backyard Barbeque Cook-Off

Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ

Saturday, September 12, 2020

For 2020, we reimagined our Annual Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ Cook-Off!  While we couldn't safely gather in Downtown Glen Ellyn as in years past, we offered all you needed to create your own Backyard BBQ, including:

  • Back to the Backyard Sip & Sizzle Kit
  • Back to the Backyard Family Fun Kit
  • An exclusive Spotify playlist, featuring your favorite backyard BBQ bands
  • Special virtual BBQ-themed cooking classes from Marcel's Culinary Experience 

Plus! We've adapted our BBQ competition to transform to a remote event. Click here for details

Congratulations to our 2020 BBQ Competition Winners:

Grand Champion:  Diabolical Pig BBQ
Reserve Grand Champion:  BBQ Sherpas 

1st Place Ribs:  Diabolical Pig BBQ
2nd Place Ribs:  BBQ Sherpas 

1st Place Best Dish:  B-B-Krewe
2nd Place Best Dish:  Diabolical Pig BBQ

For more information on the competition, please contact BBQ Competition Organizer Jeremy Johnson at

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

Information is now available on


Prime Cut

  • Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation
  • House of Graphics
  • Johanneson Family
  • Marcel's Culinary Experience
  • Skuddlebutts
  • Steamboat BBQ & Catering

Bridge Communities' Auto Donation Program helps client families get back on the road to self-sufficiency.  Donated vehicles help client families have safe transportation to get to work and to transport their kids to school and child care. To donate your car, please call 630-403-5104 or email Paul at