The streets of Ridgefield, CT will be filled with the sites and smells of award-winning, pit-smoking, authentic BBQ, as the grounds of the historic Lounsbury House play host to the NEBS & KCBS BBQ Contests.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students 12-18, and children under 12 will be admitted for free. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance to the festival.
Plenty of parking around town! Veteran’s Park and East Ridge schools will be available; please do not park at the Aldrich Museum for they are having a gala event
A Little History…
Ridgefield is honored to host the prestigious Kansas City Barbecue Society and New England Barbecue Society Competitions this year, and we are happy to hold the events in conjunction with the Ridgefield Gone Country festival, a Downtown Ridgefield tradition.
Governor Dannel Malloy, in recognition of the BBQ Festival’s significance, has proclaimed the Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival as a State BBQ Championship in the State of Connecticut. To see Gov. Malloy’s full proclamation, click here.
To allow even more people to enjoy these events, the Ridgefield Rotary and Ridgefield Community Center have joined forces to expand the celebration through the weekend.