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On Sunday of Labor Day weekend, the Big Gig BBQ will take place on the Summerfest Grounds to coincide with the Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary Celebration! Enjoy the best BBQ in town on the south end of Henry Maier Festival Park from Noon – 7pm, rain or shine. The Big Gig BBQ will be serving up smoky ribs, savory brisket and signature BBQ from 14 of the best local and national cookers.
An officially sanctioned event of the Milwaukee Rally, the Big Gig BBQ will feature two stages of live entertainment, including a national headliner, and the finest beer. Some of the BBQ participants include:
Charcoal Grill & Rotisserie
Doc’s Commerce Smokehouse
Double B’s BBQ & Burgers
Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que
Iron Grate BBQ Co.
Miss Beverly’s Deluxe Barbeque
Nino’s Southern Sides
Saz’s State House
Silver Spur Texas Smokehouse BBQ
The cooker voted “fan favorite” wins the Big Gig Pig Award!
As they say, the fun goes beyond the food. There will be plenty of live music on two stages, including Cadillac Pete & The Heat, Wildside, Crossfire, Spitfire Rodeo, The Blues Disciples, and Christopher’s Project.
Also check out Cooking Demonstrations, Family Fun Picnic Games (including Giant Jenga, Kerplunk, and the legendary “Mechanical Pig” you can ride), even a Celebrity Bacon-Eating Contest. The grounds have plenty of room for partying, parking, and the smells alone will direct you to this tasty event. The Big Gig BBQ website has the full schedule and all the details!
The Big Gig BBQ takes place on the south end of Henry Maier Festival Park, which many simply call the Summerfest Grounds. It’s along Milwaukee’s lakefront bordered by downtown, I-794, U.S. 18 and Discovery World, and the Milwaukee River as it meets Lake Michigan. Highways 32, 38, 59, and 145 also bring you with blocks. It will be a fun part of the Milwaukee Rally Labor Day weekend!
Big Gig BBQ Address:
639 E. Summerfest Place
Milwaukee, WI 53202