2018 Big Apple BBQ

June 9th & 10th, 2018

Madison Square Park

For a full list of vendors and FastPass/VIP Pass info, visit:

Don’t miss this FREE, weekend-long festival featuring the absolute best regional barbecue from around the country in the heart of NYC, together with live music, beer and wine gardens, interactive programming, and fun for all.

Bypass the crowds with a FastPass. A FastPass pair ($125) guarantees exclusive access for two to the express lanes throughout the weekend, and includes a value of $100 towards food, beverages, and merchandise.

Do it real big – snag a Big Rig VIP Pass ($275) which includes a FastPass PLUS a pair of credentials to an open bar VIP “Pit” Stop inside Madison Square Park. A limited number are available for purchase, on sale now.

Enjoy the absolute best barbecue from the nation’s top Pitmasters 

Jean-Paul Bourgeois, Blue Smoke,  New York, NY
Joe Duncan, Baker’s Ribs, Dallas, TX
Bill Durney, Hometown BBQ ,  Brooklyn, NY
Jonathan Fox & Justin Fox, Fox Brothers Bar-B-Q, Atlanta, GA
Ash Fulk, Hill Country, New York, NY
Sam Jones, Skylight Inn / Sam Jones BBQ, Ayden, NC
Chris Lilly, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Que,  Decatur, AL
Pat Martin,  Martin’s Bar-B-Que, Nashville, TN
Mike Mills and Amy Mills, 17th St. BBQ, Murphysboro, IL
Gary Roark & Leslie Roark Scott, Ubon’s Barbeque, Yazoo City, MS
Scott Roberts, Salt Lick BBQ, Driftwood, TX
Rodney Scott, Rodney Scott’s Bar-B-Q, Charleston, SC
John Stage, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, New York, NY
John Wheeler, Memphis Barbecue Co., South Haven, MS
Erika Nakamura & Jocelyn Guest, New York, NY