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Glen Ellyn Backyard Barbeque

Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ

Saturday, September 10, 2022
12:00 PM-9:30 PM

The Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ celebrated 14 years on Saturday, September 10 by raising more than $50,000 in support of Bridge Communities and its mission to house and mentor families experiencing homelessness in DuPage County. 

The Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ Competition was sponsored by Real Urban Barbecue. Forty-four BBQ competitors fired up their grills and smokers for the chance to win one of four categories: 

  • Best Ribs
  • Best Chicken
  • Best Dish
  • Best Sauce

Winners can be found at

Live music, fresh BBQ and other grilling delights, cold beer and seltzers from Two Brothers Brewery, desserts from Nothin' Bundt Cakes, and non-alcoholic drinks were served throughout the festival. 

We want to thank all the sponsors that stepped up in support of the BBQ and Bridge Communities.  More than $20,000 was raised in cash and an additional $6,000 given in-kind. 

All proceeds from the event benefit the families served by Bridge Communities. Thank you for supporting Bridge families when they need you the most! 

You can find more information about this event at

Entries for the 2023 Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ Competition will open in March 2023. 


Backyard BBQ Competition

  • Real Urban Barbeque

Liquid Libations

  • CONLON Commercial

King of the Stage

  • DoorDash

VIP Volunteer

  • Steamboat BBQ

Piglet Playland

  • Goldfish Swim School


  • Bruss Landscaping
  • Eric Friedemann
  • Novatoo
  • Pope Landscape
  • The Johannesen Family
  • Tony DeRiggi - Compass Mortgage
  • Two Brothers


  • Premier Packaging

People's Choice Best Sauce

  • Ladesic and Scott Custom Builders

Hip, Hip, Hooray for Volunteers

  • Mary Ozog

Quench Your Thirst

  • Premier Packaging

Safety and Sanitation

  • Molenhouse Enterprises, Inc.