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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. 

The BBQ competition is filled to capacity. Stop by the festival at 6:00 to learn who will 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 or to be placed on the competitor wait list, 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 and seltzers 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. 

Sponsorships are available. Showcase your business to more than 2,500 local residents with a sponsorship and a business marketing booth. Contact Amy Van Polen at 

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

Liquid Libations

  • CONLON Commercial

King of the Stage

  • DoorDash

VIP Volunteer

  • Steamboat BBQ

Piglet Playland

  • Goldfish Swim School


  • Bruss Landscaping
  • Eric Friedemann
  • Novatoo
  • Pope Landscape
  • The Johannesen Family
  • Tony DeRiggi - Compass Mortgage
  • Two Brothers


  • Premier Packaging

People's Choice Best Sauce

  • Ladesic and Scott Custom Builders

Hip, Hip, Hooray for Volunteers

  • Mary Ozog

Quench Your Thirst

  • Premier Packaging

Safety and Sanitation

  • Molenhouse Enterprises, Inc.
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