The aromas from the pit bosses will once again waft from the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid when the 10th Annual I Love BBQ and Music Festival, benefitting the Thomas Shipman Youth Center in Lake Placid, returns July 2-4.
The center, located just down the street from the skating oval, is a not-for-profit organization providing support and programs for youth 10-18 years of age. The facility was inspired by the late Thomas Shipman, a Lake Placid police officer who dedicated his life to the area’s youngsters.
USA Luge, the national governing body for the sport in the United States, helps support the organization of the annual event as a means of giving back to its home community.
Daily admission is $5 for adults; children under 10 will be admitted free of charge. And for the first time, the I Love BBQ and Music Festival and the I Love NY Horse Show will participate in reciprocal agreements, effective July 3-5. Ticket holders for one of those events during those days can gain entry to the other.
This event counts for the NEBS Classic Team of the Year, Ken Dakai Cup pending.
July 2nd, Saturday, 2016
11:00 AM – Gates open
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – BBQ Teams Pulled Pork pay $3 and taste 2oz of Pulled Pork, People’s Choice Award
6:30 pm – NEBS Grilling & BBQ Bash (NGBB) competitions begins (New England Barbecue Society Rules Applies)
9:00 pm – Award Ceremonies for the NEBS Grilling Bash & BBQ and Peoples Choice Award BBQ Teams Pulled Pork Tasting 9:00 pm: Doors close
July 3rd, Sunday, 2016
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – The Best Ribs in the East (In Memory of Mike Grudzinskas) Peoples Choice Award. Pay $3 get two ribs.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Price Chopper Top Chef: TBA
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Price Chopper Top Chef: TBA
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Hannaford Kids in the Kitchen Hot Diggity Dog turn in
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Hannaford Kids in the Kitchen – Go for Gold Salad
4:00 pm-5:00 pm – Price Chopper Top Chef: TBA
4:00 pm – ILBJWC competition begins 4:00 pm – Juniors – Chicken turn in
8:20 pm – 9:00 pm – Award Ceremonies – I Love Barbecue Junior Word Championship, Best Ribs in the East, Desperados Barbecue & Hot Sauce Competition
July 4th, Monday, 2016
12:00 noon KCBS sanctioned competition begins
5:00 pm – Award ceremonies. Top Chef Competition sponsored by Price Chopper store in memory of Pit Master and Friend of ILBBQF Nancee Gel, ILBBQF Grand Champion & New York State Champion – prize money $9.000.
5:00 pm – ILBBQF event is over but gates to remain open for food sales till vendors close.