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Mohegan Sun’s 8th Annual Sun BBQ Fest

September 4, 2021 - September 5, 2021

Sun BBQ Fest is back at Mohegan Sun, as guests can once again celebrate and enjoy amazing barbecue, cold beer, hand-crafted cocktails, live music, and so much more. The 8th Annual Sun BBQ Fest is a two day event taking place in the Winter Parking Lot on Saturday, September 4th and Sunday, September 5th. Nationally-acclaimed BBQ teams will be on hand for the People’s Choice Competition that allows festival goers to try their incredible food. Guests can also participate in the annual Wing and Rib Competition. Sun BBQ Fest also includes a World Food Championship-sanctioned barbecue competition with teams participating in barbecue, dessert, and burger contests. Over the course of two days, more than $25,000 in prize money will be awarded!

Tickets for Sun BBQ Fest are $5 per day and on sale now through sunbbqfest.com and at Mohegan Sun Box Office. Kids ages six and under receive free admission. Admission tickets and $1.00 tickets for food and beverages will be also be available for purchase at the festival entrance. Tickets are required to be used to purchase food and beverage from bar, vendors and BBQ partners.

Ribs & Wings Galore

Guests can feast throughout the day by participating in the People’s Choice Contest. World Food Championship teams will offer $2 BBQ samples all weekend long, and guests can vote for the best in show. Voting will be open from Saturday at 11:00am until Sunday at 3:00pm and the winners will be announced on Sunday at 4:00pm.

In addition to the People’s Choice competition, guests can indulge at the Rib and Wing Challenges. All World Food Championship competitors will be given racks of ribs and loads of chicken wings to prepare in any flavor they wish. For $1 each, guests can taste any ribs or wings and help determine who reigns supreme. Winners will be announced on Saturday evening prior to the fireworks show, and a portion of the proceeds from both competitions benefit Operation BBQ Relief, an organization dedicated to providing meals to disaster-stricken communities across the U.S. The Rib Challenge Tent is open to guests on Saturday from Noon – 2:30pm, and the Wing Challenge Tent is open on Saturday from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.

Sun BBQ Fest wouldn’t be complete without entertainment!

Guests can check out the Coca-Cola activation area that features a real life size Nascar vehicle and tastings of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. This space also features games the entire family can enjoy including mini golf, giant jenga, cornhole, and great prizes.

Don’t miss this chance to check out the incredible entertainment lineup that the Sun BBQ Fest has to offer! Saturday’s entertainment schedule kicks off with the Brian Blumenthal Trio as they heat up the afternoon jamming to well-known Rock covers.

At 2:00pm on the Chef Demo stage, Hoodoo Brown will be cooking and showcasing the best Texas Outlaw barbecue on the planet. To learn about Hoodoo Brown Barbecue out of Ridgefield, CT, visit hoodoobrownbbq.com/

Connecticut’s premier modern Country Pop/Rock band Coyote River Band will be ready to rock the main stage on Saturday night. Stellar vocals, a tight knit rhythm section, and impassioned song remedies will have you entertained and moving the entire show!

On Sunday, BBQ World Champion Chris Hart helps get the Winter Lot smoking with a chef demo at 1:30pm. After the smoke clears, award-winning rock band, Red Light, will make their way to the main stage for a can’t miss performance. Voted Best of Eastern CT 2020, and The Bulletin Readers Choice Awards, Red Light certainly knows how to rock.


September 4, 2021
September 5, 2021


Mohegan Sun
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville, 06353 United States
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