Preparations continue for I Love BBQ and Music Festival
LAKE PLACID — The schedule is set for the annual I Love Barbecue and Music Festival from Sept. 1 to 3, including musical acts, food tastings from competition teams and a couple of new attractions such as woodsmen’s team demonstrations from Paul Smith’s College students and opportunities to play the ever-growing sport of cornhole.
“We learned that people — visitors and locals — want to see more stuff,” said event organizer Dmitry Feld, who is also the marketing manager at USA Luge in Lake Placid. “They come and definitely want to try barbecue food. We do that Friday when we do pulled pork and Saturday when we do Buck-a-Rib. But after they taste it, they want to see things.”
Barbecue teams from the U.S. and Canada will compete Sunday in the Kansas City Barbeque Society contest, which includes separate prizes for pulled pork, pork ribs, chicken and brisket. Last year, there were 22 teams, and Feld said he’s hoping for more this year.
The festival will be held at the North Elba Show Grounds on state Route 73. Admission is $6/adult and free for children under 10 years old.
For more information, visit www.ilbbqf.com.
Friday, Sept. 1
3 p.m. – gates open
3 p.m. – Music by Maribyrd
4 p.m. – Music by Austin and the In-Laws
4:30-6 p.m. – Public BBQ Tasting (pulled pork). Pay $2 for 2 ounces of pull pork prepared by the competition teams.
5 p.m. – Music by Sven Curth
6 p.m. – Freestyle BMX bike performance with the Krusher stunt team
6:20 p.m. – Music by Larry Stone
7:20 p.m. – Music by Carl Rubino
9 p.m. – Doors close
Saturday, Sept. 2
11:30 a.m. – Gates open
Noon to 4 p.m. – Cornhole for public to play
Noon – Music by Crosswinds Jam Band
1 p.m. – Music by Scott Sileo
1-2:30 p.m. – Public BBQ Tasting (pork ribs). Pay $1 get one rib prepared by the competition teams. Vote for your favorite in the Best Ribs in the East People’s Choice Award contest.
2 p.m. – Freestyle BMX bike performance with the Krusher stunt team
2:20 p.m. – Top chef demonstration with pit master Greg Boggs (Boggs Hog BBQ)
2:20 p.m. – Music by All Without the Bass
3:20 p.m. – Music by Ursa and the Major Key
4 p.m. – Exhibition match between cornhole competitive players
4 p.m. – Top Chef demonstration with pit master Cole Kowalski (Risk it for the Brisket)
4:20 p.m. – Music by Mad Dog Marino
5:20 p.m. – Music by Junior Sixteen
6 p.m. Freestyle BMX bike performance with the Krusher stunt team
6:20 p.m. – Wrestling: Performance Arts Connection presents professional wrestling with stars like Crusher Bigelow (Hardcore Icon), Scrap Iron (The Iron Man of PAC) and others
7:30 p.m. – Award Ceremonies: The Best Ribs in the East, Quinn Family Barbecue & Hot Sauce Competition, Kids in the kitchen, Top Chef
8:30 p.m. – Doors close
Sunday, Sept. 3
11 a.m. – Gates open
11:40 a.m. – Woodsmen’s team performance
Noon – Music by Patt Duffy
1 p.m. – Freestyle BMX bike performance with the Krusher stunt team
1:20 p.m. Wrestling: Performance Arts Connection presents professional wrestling with stars like Crusher Bigelow (Hardcore Icon), Scrap Iron (The Iron Man of PAC) and others
2:20 p.m. – Music by Last Pages
2:45 p.m. – Woodsmen’s team performance
3:20 p.m. – Music by Adrianna Noone
4:15 p.m. – Award ceremonies and raffle drawing: first place, $1,500; second place, $1,000; third place, $1,000. Each category $1,000. Total cash prizes are $8,500. To purchase raffle tickets $100 each (only 300 tickets sold), visit www.shipmanyouthcenter.org, press donate, purchase ticket and we will send your ticket number.
5 p.m. – Event is over but gates remain open for food sales until vendors close