16 Mouthwatering BBQ Festivals In Illinois You Don’t Want To Miss

You go for the entertainment, the atmosphere, and most especially, the food. We Illinoisans love our barbecue festivals so much that they are some of the most popular fairs in the state. From north to south, you could spend the whole summer traveling from pit to pit.

You’ll want to put on your stretchy pants and your best walking shoes for this mouthwatering adventure. Catch all the dates and details below.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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Which of these BBQ fests do you like best? Tell us about it in the comments below!