The Green Mountain BBQ & Music Festival is changing! We know that the highlight of our past event has been the music, so we're putting a stronger emphasis on that in 2017 with the newly christened Green Mountain Grooves & Brews Festival. This event will still take place in conjunction with Waterbury's annual Saturday morning parade and evening fireworks extravaganza. We expect more than 3,000 attendees interested in great live music, food trucks and craft brews, who also want to support this annual fund-raising effort of the Rotary Club of Waterbury, a local civic nonprofit association.

The Green Mountain BBQ Championship – the Vermont state BBQ contest that was part of the BBQ Festival – is moving to a private campground in Randolph VT with dates of September 9-10. CLICK HERE for more information on competing in or attending the contest.

Additional 2017 New England campground BBQ contests include the inaugural Bay State BBQ Championship on October 14-15 in Monson, MA, and the inaugural Ocean State BBQ Championship on October 21-22 in West Kingston, RI. Additional MA and RI contests are being planned for spring 2018.