Man BBQing and smiling

BBQ, Blues, & Brews

Woman smiling and BBQing

About The Event

Coming up on the 9th year, BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay has grown to be one of The Mill’s most well attended signature events. Get ready for 2 days of lip-smackin’ BBQ, incredible brews and smokin’ hot tunes. Join us, May 28 – 29, 2022.

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Man eating BBQ food


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 28 – 29, 2022 at The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park.

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Peace Pipe Porter beer being offered


Brew Sampling: Enjoy samples from 20 breweries who will be set up to offer samples of their choice brew in the brew tent. Guests can purchase a commemorative glass and tokens to sample beers of their choice. Beer tokens are only good on day of purchase. You can also vote for the People’s Choice Best Brew.

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BBQ ribs ready for judging


Judging Class: Check the KCBS website for the next judging class near you. The fee is $100 for non-KCBS members and $75 for current KCBS members. Registration also includes a 1 year membership to KCBS. Pre-registration is required.

How the Judging Works
The competitors will be cooking all Saturday night. Starting at 12:00 PM on Sunday, they will begin turning in their products. KCBS has strict requirements about how all of the meats shall be prepared and turned in. The four standard categories are: Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork and Beef Brisket; and we’ve added our own special category, Mac N’ Cheese.

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The Mill Casino hotel exterior from across the bay


Accommodations: To book a hotel room or RV space during the BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay event, guests simply need to call The Mill Casino•Hotel & RV Park Reservation Center at 800-953-4800 to check availability (online reservations for this event are not available, please call to check availability). You must inform our Reservation […]

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Smokin' Timbers winning BBQ team of four people


We had an all star line up for the 2019 BBQ, Blues, and Brews.  Check out the competitors and see past winners! Team registration information located here as well!

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The three-person winning 2019 Grand Champion team of the BBQ Competition


And the winners of our 2019 BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay are …

Grand Champion: Warpig BBQ, Reserve Grand Champion: Piggy D’s, Third Place: Old Town Franklin BBQ …

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