Big Gig BBQ

This Labor Day weekend, you’ll find the best BBQ in town on the south end of Henry Maier Festival Park.

Back for 2017. Free Admission and Free Parking

On Sunday, September 3, 2017, you’ll find the best BBQ in town right on the lakefront at the Henry Maier Festival Park. Taste your way around the festival and tempt your taste buds with both regular size and smaller portions of BBQ favorites, available for purchase, from 14 local and regional BBQ cookers. Remember BIG GIG BBQ admission and parking are FREE! New this year, guests are encouraged to vote for their beloved local or new found regional favorite cooker to win the Big Gig Pig Award.

And the fun goes beyond the food with live music on 2 stages featuring artists:

  • Leroy Airmaster with Junior Brantley
  • Chasin’ Mason
  • Rhythm Kings
  • The Danny Miller Band

Join your family and friends playing picnic games:

  • Bag toss
  • Giant Jenga
  • Robotic wrestling and many more

Learn from BBQ experts during interactive presentations on the use of spices, BBQ vs. grilling techniques, and BBQ grilling cook-offs.

Enjoy children activities:

  • Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
  • Penfield Childrens’ Center
  • Kohl’s Color Wheels presented by the Milwaukee art museum

Don’t forget the highlight of the event, the bacon eating contest, where local celebrities will face off to be crowned the 2017 Big Gig BBQ Bacon Eating Champ.

Contestants include:

  • Justin Barney (88Nine Radio Milwaukee)
  • Andy Choi (WISN TV12)
  • Scott Dolphin (FM106.1)
  • Eric Hucke (Harley-Davidson – 2016 Champ)
  • Tyler Maas (Milwaukee Record)
  • Molly Snyder (OnMilwaukee)
  • Jonathan West (94.5 KTI Country)

Mark your calendars NOW! 


Free Admission and Free Parking

    Official Website

  • Sep 3, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 07:00 pm (Sun)

Additional time info:

Back for 2017, the 2nd Annual Big Gig BBQ is Free for all guests and Free Parking is also available. Sunday September 3, from noon – 7pm. The Big Gig BBQ features the best BBQ in town on the lakefront from 14 local and regional BBQ cookers.

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