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Posted on: March 28, 2013

[ARCHIVED] BBQ TV Show Coming To Red, White & BBQ Fest

Published: March 27, 2013

Destination America’s “BBQ Pitmasters” TV Show will be at the 2013 Red, White & BBQ Festival and Competition. Pro Competitor Entries Already Full Making This The Lions' Biggest BBQ Event Ever!

The Westmont Lions Club is warming up the grill for their annual Red, White & BBQ Festival and Competition on Memorial Day Weekend. The Red, White & BBQ will take place at the beautiful, award-winning Ty Warner Park in Westmont starting Friday, May 24 and continuing through Sunday, May 26. This is the largest State-sanctioned BBQ competition in Illinois and one of the biggest in the Midwest.

“We’re very excited to have the BBQ Pitmasters Crew come to our event,” says event coordinator Chris Svitak. “This extra publicity will allow people from all over the country to see the quality of our already successful event.”

The hit series, “BBQ Pitmasters” returns to Destination America TV network this summer with the deeply competitive spirit of the American BBQ subculture. The show follows a revolving cast of the best chefs on the circuit through a full season of high-profile barbecue competitions. And returning judges include the “winningest” man in BBQ, Myron Mixon, alongside Tuffy Stone, and each week will feature a third guest judge.

Red, White & BBQ Fest is held at Westmont’s Award Winning Ty Warner park and will feature free live music, an all ages carnival and excellent BBQ. Each year this event hosts professional and amateur BBQ competitions. Main stage headline music acts will include the 2112 Rush Tribute on Friday and the Led Zeppelin tribute band Kashmir on Saturday.

On Sunday, there will be the 4th annual Race to the Flag 5K. Race proceeds will be donated to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital. Runners are encouraged to pre-register online at

Admission to the BBQ Fest is free and a full listing of times, vendors, bands and more, can be found at the Red, White & BBQ website at


Contact: Larry McIntyre
Westmont Media Relations Coordinator
630-417-0280 -

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