2015 BBQ Competition Vendors

The competitors will be receiving their competition regulations and meat cuts on Thursday, July 9, 2015. They will cook on property overnight until judging begins. There will be no cooking for competition off site. The BBQ competition categories include Pork, Chicken, Beef, Sauce, and Misc. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place in each category. The overall first place winner will also be refunded the $200 booth fee.

Judging will take place on Friday, July 10th on the Key City Stage (near boat ramp) and begin at 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

An award ceremony will follow the judging.

Categories for the competition are Pork, Chicken, Beef, Sauce, BBQ Misc.

2014 Competition Results



Meat donations are made by Texas RoadHouse Papineau Locker and Berkot's Supermarkets







BBQ Food Vendors

This year we are only having 10 BBQ Food vendors that intend to compete. These positions are on a first come, first served basis.
This means you need to fill out the contract, return it to us and pay your fees in order to hold your spot at the fest.
$75 deposit to hold your position and the remainder by March 31st.

BBQ Food Vendor contract


Other Food Vendors

This year we are only having 5 Non-BBQ Food vendors and 2 Ice Cream vendors for a total of 7 Non-BBQ Food Vendors.
These positions are on a first come, first served basis. This means you need to fill out the contract, return it to us and pay your
fees in order to hold your spot at the fest. $75 deposit to hold your position and the remainder by March 31st.

Non-BBQ Food Vendor contract


Merchandise Vendors

May 1st, 2015 is the cut off for sign up which includes your payment. If you have not completed payment by May 1st, 2015 another vendor will be given your spot. We are limiting our vendors to 20 total. $75 deposit to hold your position and the remainder by March 31st.

Merchandise Vendor contract

Our Fax number is 815-933-7338

VIP Tickets are $35 until they are sold out.

General Admission each night is $20
Unlimited Carnival is included

Early Bird Special, first three hours of event $10

Re-entry $10


Thursday, July 9 Gates open at 5:00 pm

Entrance to Event $20

Centrue Bank Stage
9:00 – 10:30 pm Puddle of Mudd
7:30 – 8:30 pm Local H
6:15 – 7:00 pm
5:15 – 5:45 pm


Friday, July 10 Gates open at 12:00 pm

Entrance to Event 12:00 pm - 3:00 p.m. $10 after 3:00 pm $20

Centrue Bank Stage
10:15 – 11:30 pm Vanilla Ice
8:45 – 9:45 pm Salt-n-Pepa
7:30 - 8:15 pm
6:15 – 7:00 pm
5:00 – 5:45 pm
3:45 – 4:30 pm
3:15 – 3:40 pm
2:30 - 3:00 pm


Saturday, July 11 Gates open at 11:00 am

Entrance to Event 11:00 am - 2:00 p.m. $10 after 2:00 pm $20

Centrue Bank Stage
10:00 – 11:30 pm Aaron Tippin
8:15 – 9:30 pm Josh Thompson
6:45 – 7:45 pm
5:30 – 6:15 pm
4:15 – 5:00 pm
3:00 – 3:45 pm
1:00 – 1:30 pm

This is a rain or shine event, no refunds


Bean Bag Competition

Congratulations to the 2014 Bags Competition Winners: Runner up team Bears and winning team Shake-n-Bake.


Click here to download registration form

BBQ Fest Car, Truck & Motorcycle Showdown

No entry fee! Saturday, July 11, 2015
Registration/Check In: 11:00 am
Event Time: 12:00–4:00 pm

Link for registration to Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show!

There will be peoples choice judging awarding 8 trophies.

Brought to you by Key City and Sponsored in part by Xtreme Body and Paint





Once you are on the BBQ Fest grounds and have received your wristband, you can come and go as you please, but there will be a $3 re-entry fee. If you need to cool off, please take advantage of our Splash Valley Water Park on River Road, and then head back to the festival for a night of entertainment.

Daily Concert Pass or VIP Concert Pass





Pricing includes activities and entertainment!
Cost: Thursday $10
Friday $10, after 3:00 p.m. $20
Saturday $10, after 2:00 p.m. $20

If you leave the park and return $3 reentry fee.
>>>> Kids 2 yrs & Under are FREE! <<<<



For vendor information please call 815.939.1311 to inquire about availability.

To be a volunteer please fill out the waiver and send it to the KVPD Administration Office.
Be sure to include your name, age, and phone number with time in which you can be reached.

Check back in from time to time as information is constantly updated. . .
• Rain or Shine NO REFUNDS
• Please Redeem at KVPD Booth
• Not Responsible for Lost or Stolen Tickets


Holiday Inn Express Official 2014 BBQ Fest Hotel Sponsor
62 Ken Hayes Drive, Bourbonnais

Hilton Garden Inn
455 RiverStone Parkway, Kankakee
Book a room at the Hilton Garden Inn

Hampton Inn
60 Ken Hayes Drive, Bourbonnais

Comfort Inn & Suites
1500 N. State Route 50, Bourbonnais
815-401-5043 Ask for BBQ Fest rate

Country Inn & Suites
380 S Cypress Street, Manteno
Manteno Country Inns & Suites

Economy Inn
2125 South Rt. 45-52, Kankakee

Fairfield Inn
1550 State Rt.50 N, Bourbonnais
Book a room at Fairfield Inn

Howard Johnson
157 Cypress, Manteno
Direct link to Manteno Howard Johnson

Motel 6
1311 State Rt. 50, Bourbonnais

Quality Inn & Suites
800 N Kinzie Ave., Bradley
Direct link to Bradley Quality Inn & Suites Book a room at Quality Inn & Suites

Super 8
1390 N Locke Drive, Bourbonnais
Book a room at Super 8

Other sponsors of this event: