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13th Annual BBQ’Loo & Blues Too!

July 18, 2014 5:30 pm - July 19, 2014 10:00 pm
Lincoln Park
310 E 4th Street, Waterloo,

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Award winning BBQ.  Kids activities.  Great Blues bands.  Rib eating contest.  People Pleasin’ Chili Contest.  Food. Drink. Raffles and of course, Nationally Sanctioned BBQ Contest.

We’re talking about the 13th Annual BBQ’Loo & Blues Too event at Lincoln Park in Downtown Waterloo on Friday & Saturday, July 18th and 19th.


Everything gets under way at 5:30 P.M. on Friday July 18th:

  • Event Hours 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Ticket, vending and beer sales 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Children’s activities 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Band – 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Rock Island Rollers (2013 Winners Iowa Blues Challenge Winner)
  • Kid’s Q Contest – 5:30 p.m.
  • People Pleasin’ Chili Contest – Public tasting and voting 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Chili awards – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 19

  • Event Hours 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Ticket, vending and beer sales 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Children’s Activities 12:00 Noon to 4 p.m.
  • Band – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. River Runners
  • Band – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bob Dorr & the  Blue Band
  • Ice Carving Competition by Hy Vee Chefs –2:30 p.m. during band break
  • BBQ Awards – 3:30 p.m.
  • Rib Eating Contest – 5:30 p.m.
  • Band 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. W. C. Clark
  • Pork Raffle Drawing Saturday evening ( Four (4) 50 lb. bundles of pork to be raffled!)


There will also be prizes and awards totaling $10,000 in CASH and PLAQUES!

Prizes & Awards:

Barbeque Championship Prizes:

  • Grand Champion – $2,000, ribbon & plaque
  • Reserve Grand Champion – $1,000, ribbon & plaque
  • Honorable Mention Champion – $500, ribbon & plaque

In each Category:

Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Shoulder/Boston Butt, Beef Brisket

  • 1st Place – $300, ribbon and plaque
  • 2nd Place – $275, ribbon
  • 3rd Place – $250, ribbon
  • 4th Place – $225, ribbon
  • 5th Place – $200, ribbon
  • 6th Place – 10th Place – $75, ribbon

Crowd Pleasin’ Chili Competition Prizes:

  • 50/50 Cash Split
  • Cash & prizes awarded through 3rd place

To download applications and for more information about this event, CLICK HERE!

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