Sun BBQ Fest 2012: June 1 - 3 @ Mohegan Sun

Amy Kundrat

Mohegan Sun’s first annual BBQ Fest will be held June 1 - 3, 2012 in the Winter Parking Lot in Uncasville, CT. Headlining this event will be plenty of BBQ, cooking demonstrations, live music and host Mike Petit of NESN’s Grillseekers, as emcee for the three day event. Tickets are $30 per day including 8 food tickets and go on-sale Monday, April 16th at 10am through or at Mohegan Sun’s Box Office. Kids 10 and under get in free (does not include food tickets). 

The weekend will include loads of BBQ including ribs, pulled pork and classic BBQ chicken from the nation’s best barbeque experts and vendors. Guests will be able to visit the Farmer’s Market featuring Sardilli Produce & Dairy.

Competitive Eating Champion Joey “Jaws” Chestnut (famous for his hot dog championship titles) will appear in a rib eating contest on Saturday, June 2 at 4 p.m. 

Throughout the weekend, various cooking demonstrations will be held, including a special BB’QnA’ with Pitmaster Troy Black, author of The Big Book of BBQ, who will teach you a few BBQ tricks of the trade. Joining Black in the weekend line-up will be Dr. BBQ himself, Ray Lampe, a five-time author and chef.

In addition to cooking demonstrations, guests can enjoy a number of live bands right on the main stage including Robert Cray, Jay Dempsey & Highway Call, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Mammoth Jack, Sugar, Shady Creek and DJ Chef Marc Weiss.

Visit to purchase tickets and for the full schedule of events.