Salt City BBQ Festival
  Saturday, May 20, 2017                                           New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY
Saturday-11am - 11pm
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About the Salt City BBQ Festival
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Location: Chevy Court (Center of Progress if raining),
NY State Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Boulevard
Syracuse, NY 13209

Hours: 11am - 11pm

Pre-Sale Music & Meal Ticket: $15
Pre-Sale Music Only: $10
At the Door Music & Meal Ticket: $20
At the Door Music Only: $15
Eventbrite - Salt City BBQ Festival

Various styles of BBQ sauce from teams across the USA and Canada will be for sale On-Site

There are many elements to the Salt City BBQ Festival.  Whether you are a BBQ restaurant or vendor, a BBQ team, a backyard grilling extraordinaire  or a business that would like help us raise funds for homeless veterans you can find the information here.  If after reading this information you have more questions please feel free to call or write.

The Salt City BBQ Festival is also a food drive to feed the homeless in our area.   The Salt City BBQ Festival is part of the Kansas City BBQ Society mission to feed 250,000 people. The festival will be collecting non-perishable food items that will be donated to the Salvation Army for their Syracuse area shelters.  The BBQ portion of the donation is pork butts cooked by the professionals competing in our competition.  This cooked BBQ will go to the Salvation Army and Clear Path for Veterans, a local veterans service agency.

To learn more about this important event please call (315) 254-6119
BBQ food 
BBQ competition
Music lineup for the 2017 Salt City BBQ Festival:

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM   Dam Dog
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM   The Measure
 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM      Lou Kaplin
 1:50 PM - 2:30 PM      Mindy Davey
 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM      Kay and the                                   Miracle Cure
 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM      Awards                                   Ceremony
 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM      Niel Minet and the                                   Electric Mud
 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM      Grupo Pagan
 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM      Barroom                                   Philosiphers
 8:00 PM - 8:45 PM      Beale Street                                   Rockers
 9:00 PM - 10:55 PM    DARK HOLLOW!                    (Grateful Dead Tribute Band)

Vendors-want to join us as
an exhibitor?  Click the link below for
the 2017 Exhibitor Application.

2017 Application-

2016 Participants:

Black Hart BBQ

Three Dogs BBQ

Red Valley BBQ

Good Smoke BBQ

Mort's Meat Mafia

Dark Horse BBQ

Valley Smoke BBQ


Galloways BBQ

Great American Smokehouse Grill

Greenwitch Que Company

Gun Runner & Pops BBQ

Handsome Devil 

The Smoking Dutchmen

Just 4 Fun BBQ

Big Awesome BBQ

Hellfire BBQ

Holy Smokes BBQ

Jack 9 BBQ

Pullin My Money Muscle

Rebel Yell BBQ

Smokin Boys & Hot Grills 

Smokin Pete's BBQ


Team Eatapedia

The Basic BBQ Team

The Reed Boys BBQ

The Pigs Pajamas

Attention BBQ teams:  We will arrange a "Special Rate" at a local hotel for your stay in Syracuse, NY.  Once you sign up to join us we'll send you vendor information that will give you the details on the 2017 Hotel special.

Want to join us for the 2017 Salt City BBQ Festival?  Teams can download the application by clicking on the "Team" button below.