Que the Creek BBQ Fest Returning to Battle Creek February 5, 2022


The Battle Creek BBQ Festival is the perfect way to get out of the winter doldrums.

The first Que the Creek BBQ Festival was a resounding success in 2020. After taking a year off in 2021, the Town of Battle Creek has announced the return of this tasty festival.

The event will take place at the Kellogg Arena on Saturday, February 5, 2022. The downtown Battle Creek event is family friendly and children 12 and under enter free. Tickets are $5 at the door and for those looking for a bargain, advance tickets for two are $7 and can be purchased here.

Local food vendors for the 2022 event

  • Black Market Smokehouse – Scott Wright
  • Finley’s Grill and Smoker
  • Island style BBQ – Daleth & Juliano Jean-Jules
  • On the Roll Food Truck – Brenda Baldwin
  • On the Roll Food Truck – Brenda Baldwin
  • Redline BBQ Smoker
  • Umami Ramen Smokie’s Smoken Hot

Trophies will be awarded in different categories.

Courtesy of the Town of Battle Creek

Courtesy of the Town of Battle Creek

There will be several mixologists on site who will hand concoct specialty cocktails to specifically complement the BBQ menu. Don’t like mixed drinks? Good news. Local beers, craft beers and wines will be available for $4 to $6 a glass, according to a release from the town of Battle Creek.


The event will also have several live performances. Artists include; Detroit Prince of Blues Chris Canas, Battle Creek native Sam Luna and local artist Jake Kershaw.

Are you a lover of all things barbecue? There will be vendors at the event offering barbecue sauces, smoked cheeses, jerky, and custom barbecues.

This year’s event will also feature barbecue-related vendors. Look for barbecue sauces, smoked cheeses, jerky, and even custom barbecues.

To ensure a safe environment for all who wish to attend, the arena will be ventilated. Attendees are encouraged to dress as if they are going to an outdoor event in the fall or spring. Tables, food and drink lines will have additional space for social distancing. Face masks will be required to enter the event but can be removed when eating or drinking.

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