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Experience the Ultimate Summer Kickoff at the Oglebay Backyard BBQ Festival

Oglebay Backyard BBQ

Get ready for an unforgettable start to summer at the Oglebay Backyard BBQ Festival from May 24-26, 2024. This annual extravaganza, presented by The Glessner Group, is your ticket to a weekend bursting with top-tier BBQ, craft beers, fine bourbons, and sensational live music.

Oglebay Backyard BBQ Festival Highlights

Savor the Flavors

Treat your taste buds with offerings from celebrated BBQ joints like Jim’s Smokin’ Que, R&G’s Smoke Shack, and Off the Bone BBQ. Sweeten the deal with desserts from Kirke’s Homemade Ice Cream and Steel City Chimneys.

Sounds of the Season

Feel the beat as local talents and national acts take the stage. The weekend wraps up with a spectacular fireworks show. Highlighting Saturday night is a special concert featuring Rodney Atkins and Frankie Ballard at Camp Russel.

Buy 2 or more tickets before May 20 and you’ll be automatically entered to win a 2-night stay at Wilson Lodge. This incredible prize package includes not just delicious breakfasts each morning, but also your choice of an exciting Oglebay activity and a surprise you won’t want to miss! Don’t wait – buy your tickets now and get ready to experience the magic of Oglebay!

Luxurious Stays at Wilson Lodge

Enhance your festival experience by staying at Wilson Lodge. Packages start at $229 per person and include comfortable two-night accommodations, daily breakfast buffets, and concert tickets.

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Libations and Tastings

The Shelter of Libations offers extensive craft beers, wines, and a special bourbon-tasting session. Enjoy these from Friday to Sunday.

Pitmaster Demonstrations

Watch and learn as expert pitmasters share their BBQ secrets at our ‘Que School. Discover everything from selecting the right sauces to preparing a whole hog.

Grills ‘N Gears Truck Show

Check out the impressive display at our Grills’ N Gears Truck Show on Sunday morning. Competitions include Best In Show and Rev It Up for the loudest engine.

Little Piggy Play Station

The Oglebay Backyard BBQ Festival is fun for all ages, including our youngest guests. Our Little Piggy PlayStation features a bouncy house, bubble zone, and magic shows to entertain the kids all day.

Oglebay Backyard BBQ Festival: Your Gateway to Summer Fun

The Oglebay Backyard BBQ Festival isn’t just about great food and music—it’s a vibrant celebration of community and culture. This festival is the perfect way to kick off your summer, with activities catering to everyone. Don’t miss out on this spectacular weekend—join us at the Oglebay Backyard BBQ Festival and start your summer with a bang!

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