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Riverside Blues and BBQ Festival 2015 schedule
October 10 - 11, 2015
Greenfield, Massachusetts


Saturday, October 10, 2015 Schedule

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Festival Hours
Taste award winning barbeque. Sample beer, Listen to Live Music, Take Part in the Contests, Check out the Kids Activities, Watch Demonstrations and visit the Vendors.

12:00 pm - Food Runs Out - People's Choice Samplin' Pit
Professional BBQ contestants will provide samples for the public to taste and vote for their favorite. Tickets for sampling will be available at the sampling tent.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Live Music featuring Wildcat O'Halloran Band

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - BrewFest Beer Samplin' Saloon
Hundreds of beers to sample over the course of the weekend from local and national breweries. The is an Entrance Fee.

1:30 pm - Mustache Contest



1:30 - Fling-a-Frank Contest
All you have to do is fling a hotdog onto a grill 25 feet away using our trusty spatula. Sign up at the information booth. There is no registration fee for this event. Prizes awarded to anyone who lands their frank on the grill.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Live Music featuring Hot & Heavy

3:00 - Pie Eating Contest
How fast can you devour a pie? Contests for both youth and adults.

3:30 - Stein Hoisting Contest
Stein hoisting is a competitive test of strength and endurance, where participants hoist a large stein for as long as possible.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Live Music featuring Sunny Lowdown

5:15 pm - NEBS Awards Ceremony
Join in celebrating the NEBS and People’s Choice Chicken Wing award winners.



Sunday, October 11, 2015 Schedule

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Festival Hours
Taste award winning barbeque. Sample beer, Listen to Live Music, Take Part in the Contests, Check out the Kids Activities, Watch Demonstrations and visit the Vendors.

12:00 pm - Food Runs Out - People's Choice Samplin' Pit
Professional BBQ contestants will provide samples for the public to taste and vote for their favorite. Tickets for sampling will be available at the sampling tent.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Live Music featuring Janet Ryan

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Lefty's Beer Saloon
$10 Saloon Entry Fee - Includes Commemorative Glass and ticket for one pint. Additional Pints and half pints available for purchase.

1:30 pm - Harp Contest
Play for one minute solo. Demonstrate competency on Harmonica, preferably in the Blues style. Sign-up at information booth. Judges will determine winners. Prizes for top Minor Key Player (Under the age of 18) and Major Key Player (Ages 18+). Contest limited to first 10 in each category.



1:30 - Fling-a-Frank Contest
All you have to do is fling a hotdog onto a grill 25 feet away using our trusty spatula. Sign up at the information booth. There is no registration fee for this event. Prizes awarded to anyone who lands their frank on the grill.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Live Music featuring the Dave Keller Band

3:00 pm - Keg Toss and Barrel Roll
Sponsored by Lefty's Brewing Company. How far can you toss an empty Keg? Compete for the longest toss in both Male and Female categories. Also - How about rolling? Do you have the speed and agility to maneuver a beer barrel through a course?

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Live Music featuring Easybaby


5:15 pm - KCBS Awards Ceremony
Join in celebrating the KCBS and People’s Choice Pulled Pork award winners.


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