Harpoon BBQ Festival – VT

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We're celebrating summer at Harpoon Riverbend Taps & Beer Garden in Windsor, Vermont the best way we know how - with beer, friends, live music, and some of the best BBQ! Here's the deal: competitive BBQ teams from all over New England compete to be crowned the Grand Champion which earns one lucky team a ticket to the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue. Read: you get to enjoy some damn good BBQ!

Harpoon Brewery - Windsor, VT
July 27 - 28, 2019

Ticket Information

Entrance is $15 at the door and includes one beer/soda ticket.

Cash or Credit Card. The event will be held rain or shine. Tickets not sold in advance. Food sold separately. All ages welcome. Free admission for kids under 12 when accompanied by a paying adult. Must be 21+ to drink with proper ID.



  • Saturday, July 27th

    11am - 7pm
    Doors close: 5:30pm

  • Sunday, July 28th

    11am - 5pm
    Doors close: 3:30pm


  • Saturday, July 27th

    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Joel Cage
    12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Chris Kleeman
    1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Frydaddy
    2:45 PM – 4:00 PM The Weisstronauts
    4:15 PM – 4:45 PM Award Ceremony
    5:00 PM – 6:30 PM John Lackard Blues Band

  • Sunday, July 28th

    11:00 AM – 12:30 AM Ali T
    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Iron Sights
    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Jes and Jakob
    4:15 PM – 4:45 PM Award Ceremony


  • A Mazie Q
    America's Test Kitchen
    Backdraft Bar-B-Q CT
    Bare Bones BBQ
    Big Raz BBQ
    Blazin' Buttz BBQ
    Bone Daddy's BBQ
    Boo Boo Qued
    Buckner Brothers BBQ
    Burnt Offerings (North)
    Chain Smokers
    Chicken Chokers BBQ
    Cider Boys BBQ
    Fat Maxines BBQ
    Git R Porked BBQ LLC
    Greenwitch Que Co
    Handsome Devil LLC
    Hog Heaven BBQ
    I Smell Smoke!!!
    Old Virginia Smoke
    Paddy McQ's BBQ
    Q Haven BBQ
    Rhode Hog BBQ
    Smokin' Hoggz BBQ
    Smoking Keister's
    Squeels on Wheels
    Stubborn Bull BBQ
    The 5th Artery
    The Barbecutioners
    The Basic BBQ Team
    Udder Chaos
    Up 2 BBQ

What's On Tap

Friends of Harpoon

Friends of Harpoon get $5 off their admission. This means that your admission will be only $10, which includes 1 beer/soda ticket. Show your Friend of Harpoon card or a screenshot of a FOH newsletter. Sign up for our FOH newsletter at the bottom of harpoonbrewery.com

Beer University

Ever wonder about the science behind brewing and the ingredients we use? Join us at ‘Beer University’ during the festival where you’ll learn about beer from our Head Brewer and Innovation Brewer. Did we mention there will be samples?! Learn more and sign-up day of at Customer Service!

A Note About Pets

Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed at all times. Harpoon reserves the right at any time to ask that a dog and its owner leave the event if the dog is not leashed, cleaned up after, or is misbehaving in our opinion. No refunds will be issued if a dog owner and dog are expelled.

The Harpoon Riverbend Taps & Beer Garden

336 Ruth Carney Drive

Windsor, VT 05089

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