2024 BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay at The Mill Casino

Event Details
The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park
3201 Tremont St
North Bend, OR 97459
United States
Event Dates and Times
Time Zone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Saturday May 25, 2024
12:00 PM  - 06:00 PM Add to Calendar
Sunday May 26, 2024
12:00 PM  - 04:00 PM Add to Calendar
Finger lickin’ good barbecue, hand-crafted beers and smokin’ hot tunes at the BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay, Memorial Day Weekend. Whether you’re a grill master or just love to eat great barbecue, this event is for you. BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay, May 2024 at The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park.

BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay: A Decade of Flavor, Music, and Charity
As spring blossoms into summer, BBQ enthusiasts, blues fans, and beer aficionados mark their calendars for the much-anticipated annual event, BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay. Held at The Mill, this event is celebrating its 11th anniversary in 2024, having grown from a small gathering into one of The Mill's most celebrated occasions.

A Brief History
The event made its debut in 2012, facing the challenge of attracting enough teams to meet the 15-team minimum required for sanctioning by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS). Despite initial hurdles, teams from Oregon, Southern Washington, and eventually from as far as Canada, Texas, and Idaho joined the ranks. Over the years, BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay has expanded its culinary and cultural horizons, establishing itself as a premier event in the Pacific Northwest.

The Growth of Brews and Benefaction
What began with eight breweries has now swelled to over 20, each contributing to a vibrant beer scene. This element of the festival not only quenches the thirst of attendees but also raises significant funds for local charities, accumulating more than $50,000 over the years. The beer sample garden has become a crowd favorite, providing a taste of local and regional brews while supporting worthwhile causes.

How It Works
For a nominal $5 entry fee per day, attendees gain access to the event's many attractions. One of the highlights is the opportunity to sample 2 oz. portions of BBQ from participating vendors, which allows attendees to taste a wide variety of BBQ styles and flavors. Those looking for a more substantial meal can enjoy a full dish from The Mill Grill. Event hours are set from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Saturday, May 25, 2024, and from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, May 26, 2024.

Community and Support
The success of BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay is largely due to the unwavering support from sponsors, the dedicated BBQ Committee, and the community at large. Key figures like John Hunt, Darrold Britton, Tim Bradshaw, and Richard and Linda Becker have been instrumental in steering the event towards success year after year. Their efforts, alongside those of the community and sponsors, have ensured that the festival not only continues but thrives.

KCBS Sanctioning
Sanctioned by the KCBS, the event adheres to strict standards to maintain the integrity and competitive spirit of BBQ cooking. KCBS representatives attend the event to ensure all rules are followed and to oversee the judging process. This not only adds a level of professionalism to the event but also enhances its reputation within the BBQ community.

As BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay approaches its second decade, it promises to continue its tradition of delivering great food, soulful music, and community spirit. It remains a testament to the power of good food, good music, and good deeds coming together. Whether you're a BBQ connoisseur, a blues enthusiast, or someone who enjoys supporting local causes, this event offers something for everyone.

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2023 Teams:

good ‘woods bar-b-que
Bearded Boar BBQ
Jerimiah Johnson Mountain Man BBQ
Son of Smoke
Prison Break BBQ
Old Dirty Basters
Fat Dad’s Barbeque
Big Bite BBQ
Smokin’ Timbers Northwest
Small Axe BBQ
503 Backyard BBQ
Robs Smokin and Grillin BBQ
Vitamin Q BBQ LLC
Newt’s Barbeque
Smokin’ Axe BBQ
RJ’s Smokehouse
Warpig Smokehouse
Rolling Smoke BBQ & Co
Hogger Q
Crooked Pigs
Lake House BBQ
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