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Posted on: January 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Que the Creek to feature local restaurants, start-up pit masters

Wood look with branded cow, pig and text for Que the Creek

The Que the Creek BBQ Festival is back for its third year, featuring barbecue from local restaurants and start-up pit masters.

This family-friendly event will feature BBQ vendors, live music, yard games, craft drinks, and more, all at Kellogg Arena this Saturday, Feb. 4, from 3-7 p.m. Judges will determine who has the best BBQ in Battle Creek!

The city’s Small Business Development Department is excited to host the event with Penetrator Events and Kellogg Arena. The Jessie Campbell Band and the Skeletones will provide live music.

“The event has grown over the last few years, along with our local barbecue scene,” said John Hart, the city’s development director. “The Battle Creek area has some amazing barbecue. Be sure to bring your friends to Battle Creek!”

This year’s event includes a BBQ grill giveaway. Entry tickets were sent in the city’s utility bills, and published in the Community Connection Magazine. Bring yours on Feb. 4 for a chance to win.

Que the Creek will include 13 competitors – including two vegan – and we encourage everyone to vote for their favorite. Tickets are $5 the day of the event, or two for $7 in advance. Children 12 and younger are free. Visit or to purchase tickets in advance.

“Que the Creek has been phenomenal, and has played a critical role in the launch of our brick and mortar restaurant,” said Juliano and Daleth Jean-Jules of Island Style BBQ. They won the Judge’s Choice Award for best start-up pit master in 2020, “which provided us with much-needed name recognition. We have participated every year since then, and are delighted to be there this year.

“We love you, Battle Creek, and appreciate your unwavering support.”


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