Summer isn’t over for this year! Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ celebrates its 41st Anniversary on Saturday, September 10.
The largest amateur BBQ event in Illinois. The competition is for the Best Ribs, Best Chicken and Best Dish with Best Sauce.
After you’ve enjoyed some delicious BBQ from one our vendors, head on over to our competition to vote for the best BBQ sauce among our competitors. Find out how to cook like a professional home chef.
Real Urban Barbecue is a sponsor of the Glen Ellyn Backyard Barbecue Competition.
The event will feature many wonderful vendors, such as Real Urban Barbecue (the Competition Sponsor), and Dan and Duff’s. Dan and Duff’s and Steamboat BBQ will also be there selling a variety of BBQ, burgers and hot dogs.
Activities for the whole family will be available, including Piglet Playland hosted by Mary Macaroni, a children’s enthusiast, as well as mural painting, bounce houses and delicious treats for kids. There will be many local bands, including The Rob Post Band and Ralph Covert of The Bad Examples.
“The BBQ is thrilled to welcome some terrific bands like Hillbilly Rockstarz, and one of our favorite local bands, Panic at the Costco,” says Amy Van Polen, Bridge Communities Senior Director. The raffle will take place last but not least.
“In 14 years, we have gone from a neighborhood barbeque to one of the most anticipated events in Glen Ellyn and raised over $375,000 to help families facing homelessness in DuPage County,”Rani McKee co-chairs GEBYBBQ. “BBQ, bands, and beer, what’s not to like? We have something for everyone; Awesome BBQ, great bands, super fun kids play area, beer and the largest amateur BBQ contest in the State of Illinois.”
From noon to 9:30 pm on Saturday Sept. 10, the GEBYBBQ will be open to all at Glenwood Ave Parking Lot, Crescent Boulevard in downtown Glen Ellyn.
Bridge Communities is an 501(c)3 non profit organization. Its mission is to provide shelter and mentorship services for DuPage County’s homeless families. Bridge Communities’ vision is to create a community where all families can have safe, affordable, sustainable housing and live in self-sufficiency. Bridge Communities helped more than 850 families transition from poverty to security, hope and self-sufficiency in just 30 years. Visit www.bridgecommunities.org for more details. www.bridgecommunities.org.