BBQ and Blues Proud To Be Part of the Year in Music

  2014 Year of Music is a provincial initiative that celebrates the spirit of music in Manitoba – uniting musicians, the music industry, festivals, events, and fans who put us in the international spotlight and make Manitoba a great place to live, work, and visit. The Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival is proud to be [...]

Recipes from BBQ Pitmaster Jim Johnson

August 17th, 2013

At Saturday’s demo, BBQ Pitmaster Jim Johnson presented a fantastic demo with some BBQ tips and secrets that all of the competitors use. Click here for a selection of his recipes. Click here for his dry rub and sauce recipes.  

Weekend and Individual Day Tickets

August 14th, 2013

Weekend and individual tickets are available through or at the BBQ and Blues Festival gate (Red River Ex Park) Weekend passes (Includes admission for both Saturday and Sunday) $45 plus agency fee Day passes (Admission for either Saturday or Sunday) $25 plus agency fee Children 12 and under are free!  Parking is FREE.

Chili Warz

August 13th, 2013

At last night’s Chili Warz competition, the fine folks at The Fairmont took home the Grand Championship prize!  Congrats to all three teams, Patio Cafe, The Fairmont and le garage on the great competition and the fantastic chili.  Interesting to note:  The Fairmont also took home the Burger Warz championship at the last year’s Winnipeg [...]

Becky’s Secret Dry Rub & BBQ Sauce

August 8th, 2013

Here are two secret recipes from award winning BBQ competitor Becky Johnson – she’s also the better half of BBQ Pit Master Jim Johnson.  Give them a try, then come by the festival and tell her how you made out. Becky Sue’s Dry Rub
         1/4 cup paprika 1 Tbsp dark brown sugar 1 Tbsp white [...]

Frequently Asked Questions

August 7th, 2013

All the info you need to know including what’s going on, what to expect, lawn chair info plus much more… click here.

Shipping Wars Star Marc Springer here for BBQ & Blues

August 6th, 2013

You’ve seen him on A&E’s hit show Shipping Wars, now meet Marc Springer in person. Marc will be on hand to sign autographs and take pictures all weekend long! Be sure to come see him at the House of Chrome Show ‘N Shine, as part of the BBQ & Blues Festival. Marc Springer currently stars [...]

Single Day Tickets On Sale July 19

July 18th, 2013

More details have been released about this year’s festival including the Winnipeg Free Press Pitmasters Championship, Blues music lineup and lots of other good stuff. Single day tickets (Saturday or Sunday) go on sale tomorrow at Ticketmaster for $25 per day plus agency fee. Click here to read more.

Weekend Schedule Confirmed

July 18th, 2013

The weekend concert schedule is now confirmed. Click on a day below to check out the concert lineup. Friday, August 16 - Early Bird Weekend Pass Holders ONLY! Saturday, August 17 Sunday, August 18 Early Bird Weekend Passes are available only until August 1 for $39.50 plus agency fees.  Single day (Saturday/Sunday) tickets are available beginning [...]

2013 Improvements

June 4th, 2013

Hey BBQ and Blues fans! Just to let you know that we’ve made a ton of improvements for this year. Thanks to your incredible support we realize that things were a little “stretched” last year and we appreciate your patience and patronage. We’ve added many more food vendors featuring BBQ and other cool food items. [...]

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