Smokin' Hot BBQ Competition

The purpose of the Vine St BBQ Competition is to bring together barbeque enthusiasts to compete in a friendly and fun atmosphere while raising money for charity.   Proceeds from this event benefits the Bear Necessities Children's Pediatric Cancer Foundation and the Maine Township Food Pantry.  This event has been organized by a group of Park Ridge residents with a desire to give back to those in need in their local community.  

The main attraction of the event will be the BBQ food competition that includes three categories; ribs, bbq sauce, and side dish. Judging will be conducted by a professional bbq sanctioned judging panel.  In addition to the BBQ competition, the event will have food and beverages available from local vendors, fun activities for the youngsters including a bouncy house, and music entertainment featuring six bands.  For more information about this event, please visit the event website

A portion of Summit Avenue will be closed on Saturday during the Special Event. Pace and CTA has been notified.  Bus Routes 209 and 290 will be detoured.   

Please use caution when traveling in the Uptown area due to the additional pedestrian traffic.   
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