The Highland Rotary Club & iHeart Media
The 14th Annual

BBQ, Bands & More

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

August 17, 18 & 19, 2018

Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz, NY


Registration begins February 1st at 9AM.

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Live Music

BBQ Contest

Barbecue is growing in the Northeast. The proof is in the numbers. More teams are competing and festival attendance grows every year.  This year’s goal is for 60 teams to pit their barbecue skills against some sharp competition for bragging rights and a portion of the prize money. Limiting to 60 teams will mean a better contest atmosphere so we can take care of contestants. Our event is a NY State Championship. For detailed information download both the Contest Application and the Cooks Info Sheet.  Contest is Full, filling out the application will put you on the waiting list.

More BBQ Contest Information


The Hudson Valley Ribfest is held at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz, NY. The fairgrounds are located on Libertyville Road, just 2 miles from the heart of New Paltz, 70 miles north of New York City (exit 18) off the NYS Thruway.

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Nearby Attractions

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