2017 Harpoon Brewery BBQ Festival

Beers, BBQ, Bands & More!

Posted in: Festivals
7/29/2017 - 7/30/2017
Harpoon Brewery - Riverbend Taps & Beer Garden 336 Ruth Carney Drive Windsor, VT 05089
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We're celebrating summer the best way we know how - with beer, friends, live music, and some of the world’s best barbecue at our brewery in Windsor, VT! Here's the deal: competitive barbecue teams from all over the country compete to be crowned the New England BBQ Champ 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! (Cash Only. The event will be held rain or shine. Tickets not sold in advance.)

The event will be held rain or shine. Tickets not sold in advance. Entrance is $15 and includes one beer/soda ticket. Cash only! Food sold separately. All ages welcome! Kids under 12 get in free. Must be 21+ to drink with proper ID.

Saturday July 29th: 11 am - 7 pm
Doors Close: 5:30 pm

Sunday, July 30th:  11 am  - 5 pm
Doors Close: 3:30 pm


11 am -12 pm: Joel Cage
12:30 - 2 pm: Chris Kleeman
2:30 - 4 pm: Frydaddy
5 - 6:30 pm: Nobby Reed

11 am - 12:30: Hillbilly Holiday
1 - 2:30 pm:  Red Barn Hayloft
3 - 4 pm: Comanchero



KCBS Judges needed: If you are a KCBS certified judge and would like to judge Saturday and Sunday, please send an email to bbqjudges@harpoon.com. Please include which days you would be willing to judge!


We are excited to announce that the 30 teams participating in this year’s competition has been determined. Below is the list of teams competing. Good luck to all the teams!!

Bone Daddy's Competition BBQ

Smokin' Hoggz BBQ

Handsome Devill LLC

Squeels on Wheels

Chain Smokers

Insane Swine BBQ


Blazin' Buttz BBQ

Boo Boo Qued

The Basic BBQ Team

Buckner Brother BBQ

A Mazie Q

Backdraft BAR B Q

Greemwitch Que Co

Q Haven BBQ

The 5th Artery

America's Test Chicken

Hog Heaven BBQ

Road Hawg BBQ Swine Dining

Burnt Offerings BBQ (North)

Old Virginia Smoke

Udder Chaos


Stubborn Bull BBQ

The Outlaw BBQ

Paddy McQ's

Vermont Maple BBQ

Smokin Barrels BBQ

Bare Bones BBQ

Chicken Chokers BBQ


Both Days! - Friends of Harpoon get $5 off their admission. You must have your Friend of Harpoon card with you as you pay to receive this discount. This means that your admission will be only $10, which includes 1 beer/soda ticket. 
Please note: The Friend of Harpoon discount is only applicable to the card holder. 

Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed at all times. Dog owners are responsible for the actions of their dogs and must clean up after their dogs. Local authorities will be notified if a pet is left in a car in the parking areas.  Please note the paved surfaces at the event can potentially reach high temperatures and may be uncomfortable or harmful to your dog.  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. 

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