Somehow, inexplicably, it’s almost Labor Day. And, while that does mean it’s the start of school again, it also means something great for Fairfield Countiers: it’s Blues, Views & BBQ time! Yes, the annual festival that has gotten bigger and better each year is back for some more in Westport. Like previous years, there will be plenty of places to get a bite like local restaurants or food trucks, plenty to drink with Sierra Nevada, Magic Hat, Tito’s, Beam Suntory, Newman’s Own Wines, plenty to purchase from local vendors like Tom’s Roid Rippin Hot Sauce, 8 interactive chef demos (you get to eat the food, too), the official KCBS BBQ “Cookin’ for a Cause” contest, live music, and new this year is the People’s Choice Wing Contest where the winner is decided by you. It all goes down September 5 from 11-10 and September 6 from 11-9 with entry costing $10 or $15 at the gate. If you’d like entry to see the live music portion, All Access tickets are at various price points including a deal for both days. Please note, kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult.
But, wait, there’s more . . . we’ve got two pairs of All Access tix for ya. One pair for Saturday, the other pair for Sunday. All you need to do in order to enter is comment on this post or Facebook and let us know:
- My favorite thing about Blues, Views & BBQ is _______________.
- Which day you’d like to get tickets for.
That’s it, that easy, that simple. The contest starts now and goes until next Sunday, 8/30, until 8 pm.
Here are more details about BV&B:
Restaurants and Food Trucks
Bobby Q’s Bodacious BBQ, Winnie’s Jerk Chicken & Fish, Blue Lemon, Melt Mobile food truck, Kettle Corn, Dave and Jerry’s Hot Dog Trolley, Rolling Cones, and Rita’s Ice.
Sierra Nevada, Magic Hat, Tito’s Vodka, Beam Suntory, Newman’s Own Wines, Poland Spring, Stone Street Tye Dye, Velvet Orchid Hoops, R&B Teez, Bobby Q’s, Tom’s Roid Rippin Hot Sauce, Tomspice, Dash N Drizzle, Fruple.
12:00 – Match – Chef Matt Storch
1:00 – Walrus + Carpenter – Chef Jon Vaast
2:00 – The Spread – Chef Carlos Baez
3:00 – Fleisher’s Craft Butchery – Emily Mingrone
12:00 – Bobby Q’s Barbeque and Grill – Tim Doherty
1:00 – Vespa – Chef David White
2:00 – HooDoo Brown BBQ – Cody Sperry
3:00 – Da Pietro’s Restaurant – Chef Pietro Scotti
Plenty of Contests!
Rib Eating Contest, Pie Eating Contest, and People’s Choice Wing Contest!
Bull riding (mechanical, not real), bouncy inflatables, face painting, and games.
Relative Souls, Billy Iuso and Restless Natives, Honey Island Swamp Band, Dumpstaphunk, Anders Osborne, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Dan Stevens, Randy Brody Drum Circle, Jake Julak and the LowDown, Boogie Boys, Funky Dawgz Band, and Jim Malone and the Piney Hearts.
School of Rock, Mark Naftalin, Alexis P. Suter, Sugar Blue, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Matt Schofield, and Joe Louis Walker.