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Glen Ellyn Backyard Barbeque Cook-Off

Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Crescent Blvd/Glenwood Ave parking lot
Downtown Glen Ellyn
www.glenellynbackyardbbq.org

Thanks for joining us at the Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ Cook-Off! This event welcomed more than 60 teams who participated in the largest amateur competition in the state of Illinois. All proceeds from the event benefited the homeless families served by Bridge Communities. 

Information on the 2017 event is now available on www.glenellynbackyardbbq.org

2016 BBQ Champs

2017 BBQ Teams

For more details, please contact BBQ Competition Organizer Bob Solak at competition@glenellynbackyardbbq.org

Competitors Need to Bring:

  • Uncooked and Unseasoned Pork Ribs (spares or baby backs)
  • Uncooked and Unseasoned Ingredients for Best Dish
  • Cooking equipment and supplies
  • Homemade sauce to compete in Best Sauce Award (first 20 entries allowed)
  • Canopy Tent (no larger than 10'x10') and decorations to participate in Spirit Award competition

All dishes must be cooked on-site.  Contestants must provide all their own equipment.  Charcoal and gas grills/smokers are welcome.  You may not use electric grill or smoker or open pit.  Ribs and ingredients for Best Dish must be raw and unseasoned.  Each category must be able to accomodate 5 judges.  Garnish for Ribs is optional and is limited to green leaf lettuce and green parsley.

E-mail info@glenellynbackyardbbq.org with questions regarding the competition or sponsorship opportunities


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. In 2016, 29 cars were donated to Bridge client families.