Located just one hour outside of Boston and Portland (ME), the Tri-City Arena at Rochester Fairgrounds in New Hampshire again will set the stage for the Phantom Gourmet BBQ & Country Fest from June 24-26, 2016. Emceed by the kings of “Food & Fun” – Dan, Dave and Mike Andelman – the three-day affair will feature award-winning pitmasters from across the globe, a country music festival, carnival entertainment and competitions, beer and wine gardens and family-friendly fun.
Recently recognized as one of Trip Advisor’s “Top 25 BBQ Battles & Festivals in the USA,” the Phantom Gourmet BBQ & Country Fest will welcome traveling barbeque teams from Australia to Texas to fire up their smokers and serve up the best – and messiest – in back yard, southern fare. Pitmaster teams such as Aussom Aussie BBQ, Chicago BBQ Company, Johnson Barbeque, Texas Thunder and Firefly’s Bodacious Bar-B-Que will offer their homestyle favorites like ribs, sausages, brisket, cornbread, mac ‘n cheese, cole slaw, smoked chicken, rib samplers and more at a la carte pricing. Other tasty treats on premise will include fruit cups, fried dough, slush, hot dogs and hamburgers, nachos, cupcakes and ice cream.
On the music side, popular country acts will take the stage and provide live entertainment throughout the three days. The headliners include Nashville recording artists Darren Bessette, the Houston Barnard Band and Colin Axxxwell as well as regional favorites Brandon Lepere, Caroline Grey, Lexi James, Alec MacGillivray, Brianna Grace, THIRTY 6 RED, Timmy Brown and Jim Lippy Band.
When: June 24 -26
Where: Tri-City Stadium at Rochester Fairgrounds, 72 Lafayette Street, Rochester, NH 03867 USA