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15th Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
June 10 - June 11Free admission
The 15th Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party returns to Madison Square Park and surrounding streets Saturday and Sunday, June 10th – 11th from 11am to 6pm. The free-to-attend weekend-long celebration of the craftsmanship of authentic pit barbecue and its Southern culinary traditions – features over a dozen of the country’s most acclaimed pitmasters:
• Jean Paul Bourgeois, Blue Smoke, New York, NY
• Joe Duncan, Baker’s Ribs, Dallas, TX
• Billy Durney, Hometown BBQ, Brooklyn, NY
• Jonathan Fox & Justin Fox, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Atlanta, GA
• Ash Fulk, Hill Country, New York, NY
• Sam Jones, Skylight Inn / Sam Jones BBQ, Ayden, NC
• Chris Lilly, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Que, Decatur, AL
• Pat Martin, Martin’s Bar-B-Que, Nashville, TN
• Mike Mills & Amy Mills, 17th St. BBQ, Murphysboro, IL
• Gary Roark & Leslie Roark Scott, Ubon’s Barbeque, Yazoo City, MS
• Scott Roberts, Salt Lick BBQ, Driftwood, TX
• Drew Robinson, Jim ’N Nicks Bar-B-Q, Birmingham, AL
• Rodney Scott, Scott’s Bar-B-Que, Hemingway, SC
• John Stage, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, New York, NY
• John Wheeler, Memphis Barbecue Co., South Haven, MS
Admission is free for this weekend of award-winning barbecue, Southern-inspired fare, live musical performances, children’s programming, sampling, product demonstrations, and more. Barbecue is sold directly at the Pitmasters’ rigs. Beer, wine, sides, and dessert are available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis.
There will be a limited number of FastPasses available for $150, which allows access to express lines and $125 towards food. Additionally, guests can choose a Big Wig VIP Pass for $275, which includes FastPass credentials for you and a guest + access to a Private VIP area and open bar.
Proceeds from the 15th Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party benefits the Madison Square Park Conservancy. To date, the festival has raised over $1.2 Million for the organization.
For more details on this year’s Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, click: www.bigapplebbq.org