Check Out NYC’s Barbecue Contest!


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Grillin’ on the Bay is the original BBQ contest in NYC sanctioned by the New England Barbecue Society, and brings teams from Maine to Ohio for grillin’ fun in the sun.

We come together in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, and get an early start on our four different grilling categories. You can check out the Schedule to find out more about the timing.

Our event is one of the leading food events in New York City, garnering press from Serious Eats, New York Post, Newsday, Time Out NY, Daily News and slews more. You can see some of the glowing pieces over on our Press page.

Looking to enter? Couldn’t be easier. Just click on Registration and we’ll get you started on the forms.


And Don’t Forget About


Too big to be called a side event, the Brooklyn Chili Smackdown at Grillin’ On The Bay allows amateurs and professionals to compete against each other at what America does best: chili!

Previous years have drawn about 30 pots of different kinds of chili, from your traditional blends to all kinds of chili craziness. For this, there’s no registration process to slow you down – just show up with two gallons of your favorite recipe and have a chance to win $100!

The Brooklyn Chili Smackdown is entirely a People’s Choice event, and attendees pay just $10 for all you can eat chili.


Come out and EAT!

 Barbecue, Chili, Beer, Wine and all sorts of other delights await you at Grillin’ On The Bay.

Buy some crafts at our Craft Fair!

Gates Open at 10:00 AM for the general public. 


Grillin’ On The Bay Is Presented By Sheepshead Bites and

Made Possible By Our Sponsor: Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue

Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue

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