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  • Location: Downtown Washington

Friday 5-10pm | Saturday 10-8pm | Sunday 12-4pm

The pre-sale ends April 13 at midnight.

Downtown Washington, Inc. is proud to present the 2018 Main Street BBQ & Bluesfest!

Enjoy live Blues music and a full food court throughout the weekend. Saturday afternoon join us for our 10th annual BBQ competition, sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying BBQ, is the world’s largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with over 8,000 members worldwide. 50 teams will compete for the title of Grand Champion, with trophies, ribbons and cash prizes for the winners.

Saturday, from 2-4 pm, a BBQ tasting event will be open to the public, in which each team will be competing for the title of People’s Choice.

Sunday will feature our Main Street BBQ and Bluesfest Bike Show. Take a drive down the back roads to Washington and enjoy live music and food as well as the Bike show and People’s Choice Bike Show.

Entertainment Lineup:

Friday, April 20

Brian Curran  5:00-7:00PM                    Ivas John  7:30-10:00PM

Saturday, April 21

Paul Cockrum Trio  10:00AM-1:00PM          Kingdom Brothers  1:30-4:30PM

The Washingtons  5:00-8:00PM

Sunday, April 22

Baglunch Blues Band  12:00-4:00PM

Downtown Washington, Inc. would like to invite you and your family to enjoy the event and see historic downtown Washington!

2018 BBQ Participant Application

Enjoy the Grace’s Place Vintage Market

Per City of Washington Chapter 250,
no pets or outside drinks are allowed in a festival zone.
Main Street BBQ & Bluesfest is located in a festival zone.