Largest BBQ Fest In Connecticut To Be Hosted By Mohegan Sun This June


Three day festival featuring live bands, national BBQ experts, cooking demos, rib contests and more at Mohegan Sun June 1st-3rd
UNCASVILLE, CT  – Warm up with a weekend of tasty BBQ, live music and fun with Mohegan Sun’s first annual BBQ Fest June 1st – 3rd in the Winter Parking Lot. Host Mike Petit of NESN’s Grillseekers emcees the three day event filled with cooking demonstrations, live bands and BB “QnA” sessions with Pitmaster Troy Black. Guests can also enjoy the beats…and treats from DJ Chef Marc Weiss, shop the Sardilli Farmer’s Market, ride the mechanical bull and watch Joey “Jaws” Chestnut battle in a rib eating contest!”
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).
Finger Lickin’ Good
What’s your guilty pleasure: ribs, pulled pork or classic BBQ chicken? Try them all at the first annual Sun BBQ Fest where the nation’s best barbeque experts and vendors will be on hand. Guests can also stroll around the Farmer’s Market and pick up some of their favorite fresh produce by Sardilli Produce & Dairy.
Or watch Competitive Eating Champion Joey “Jaws” Chestnut battle in a rib eating contest on Saturday, June 2nd at 4:00pm. Back in July of 2011, Chestnut won his fifth consecutive hot dog championship eating 62 hot dogs and buns, just under his world-record earned in 2007 for consuming 66 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes.
Learn the Tricks
Ever wonder how the pros make it look so easy? Here is your chance to learn. Throughout the weekend, a number of events will be taking place where guests can learn the tricks of the trade right from the professionals. From various cooking demonstrations to special BB’QnA’ with Pitmaster Troy Black, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn their hidden secrets.
With a knack for invention and love of barbecue, Black has gained an impressive reputation as an award-winning, competitive barbecue chef and brand ambassador. His zeal for both barbecue and the industry has taken him on an incredible journey from the Southern Living magazine editorial staff to full-time competitive barbecue chef. In the spring of 2010, Black’s first book, The Big Book of BBQ, hit the national scene.
Guests can also enjoy an appearance by Ray Lampe, otherwise known as Dr. BBQ. To learn more about the five time author and chef, visit
Be Entertained
Throughout the weekend, guests can enjoy a number of live bands right on the main stage. Performers include Robert Cray, Jay Dempsey & Highway Call, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Mammoth Jack, Sugar and Shady Creek. Visit for exact schedule of events.
Guests will also be entertained by DJ Chef Marc Weiss, as he not only spins the hottest beats but will mix up some gourmet dishes at the same time. To learn more about DJ Chef, visit
NOTE: Mohegan Sun requires persons under the age of 18 to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian from opening until the close of the event. Unescorted minors will have their parent/legal guardian contacted to pick them up immediately.
About Mohegan Sun:
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 75 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting Connect with us on, follow us on and view us on