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Thanks for joining us at the Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ!

September 12, 2016

14258146_1310907765609563_1611323934321853300_oThis year, summer didn’t end on Labor Day! The Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ returned for its 8th year on Saturday, September 10. Thousands of community members joined us for the “ProteinPalooza,” a day of food, family-friendly activities, concerts and of course, barbecue!

Attendees enjoyed the sounds of outstanding bands, including The Neverly Brothers, Expo 76 and the Total Pro Horns, Bill “The Buddha” Dickens, and the Glen Ellyn School of Rock Instructors, and noshed on perfect festival food from Steamboat Barbeque, Real Urban BBQ, The Stand, Skuddlebutts and Cap May Crab Cake Factory. The kids had a blast at the Piglet Playland, featuring a bounce house, dunk tank and more!

More than 60 teams entered the barbecue competition, and the winners were:

Best Ribs:
Birdman’s BBQ

Best Chicken:
South Side Pit Men

Best Dish:
RW + B BBQ

Best Sauce (Judged):
The Fabulous Weber Boys

People’s Choice Sauce:
Hoggystyle BBQ

Glen Ellyn Cup:
Spork

To see the BBQ’s photo gallery, visit the Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ Facebook page

All proceeds from the event went directly to help the homeless families served by Bridge Communities. Thank you for your support, and we can’t wait to see you next year!

The event was made possible thanks to the support of our generous sponsors:

King of the Stage:
Steamboat Barbeque

Piglet Playland:
Farmers Insurance

Festival:
95.9 The River
Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation
Eric Friedemann
Flood Brothers
Novatoo Audio Visual
Pit Stop
Sportsmed Wheaton Orthopaedics
Two Brothers Artisan Brewing

Prime Cut:
Glen Ellyn Lions Club
Harry B. Cotter Allstate Agency
House of Graphics
Illinois Barbecue Society
John Johanneson
Lekatsos Team
PJ’s Camera and Photo
Santanna Energy Services
Wheaton Yamaha Music School

 

 

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