4th Annual Salt City BBQ Festival
  Saturday, May 19, 2018                                           New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY
  Noon - 11pm  
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Eat BBQ and help homeless veterans!
Welcome to the Salt City BBQ Festival
The Salt City BBQ Festival is a BBQ event featuring BBQ restaurants selling great BBQ, a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned BBQ contest, music and beer.  This is a fundraiser for Phoenix Philosophies, an organization that purchases and renovates homes to house our homeless veterans here in Syracuse, NY.  Come on down and eat awesome BBQ and help us raise funds to help those that have served us and need our help.

‚ÄčThe 2018 Salt City BBQ Festival features featuring International Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) professional cooks competing against one another that are evaluated with a double blind process using Certified BBQ Judges. They will be cooking 4 different meats in a timed turn-in show down that runs from 12 noon until 1:30pm. If you see people carrying white Styrofoam boxes, please allow them the right of way. Teams that are not vending are very focused and have a considerable amount of time and money at stake. During this period you can observe them but please do not interact with them. Feel free to approach them to talk BBQ after 2:00 PM.   Bring your camera and take pictures of their impressive cookers as these teams compete for important points and cash.

The 2018 Salt City BBQ Festival is bigger and better than ever.  Come on down to the New York State Fairgrounds and help support a great cause by eating awesome BBQ!  THE PUBLIC HAS SPOKEN AND WE LISTENED BECAUSE NOW YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BUY AND EAT MEAT FROM SELECT TEAMS!!! THE OTHER TEAMS ARE JUST HERE TO COMPETE, AND WE ASK YOU RESPECT THIS. THANK YOU!!!
Vote for the Jeffrey Coon Peoples Choice Award

Jeffrey Coon was a veteran, classically trained chef, BBQ connoisseur and a mainstay at Dinosaur BBQ from 1998 until his passing in 2013.  Jeff's passion for BBQ was as obvious as his smile.  We're proud to name our inaugural People's Choice Award after this great guy.  Vote for your favorite BBQ stand at the Salt City BBQ Festival.  The winner receives the Jeffrey Coon People's Choice Award.
$5.00 fee to enter the BBQ