Phantom Gourmet’s BBQ & Music Festival


New Hampshire festival touts line-up of award-winning BBQ, country music acts and family fun.

If there’s one thing that I love and miss from Texas are Festivals that include BBQ’s and Country Music!! So I’m super excited about Phantom Gourmet’s BBQ & Music Festival! It’s happening in New Hampshire June 26-28, 2015! And I can’t wait to go!!!! Let me tell you more about it. 

ROCHESTER, NH (June 11, 2015) – From June 26-28, the Rochester Fairgrounds will play host to the first Phantom Gourmet BBQ & Music Festival in New Hampshire. Emceed by the kings of “Food & Fun” – Dan, Dave and Mike Andelman – the three-day affair will feature award-winning pitmasters from across the globe, a country music festival, carnival entertainment and competitions, beer and wine gardens and family-friendly fun. Located just one hour outside of Boston, MA, and Portland, ME, the Rochester Fairgrounds also boasts a grandstand with seating for 1,400 people that will serve as center stage at the “Phantom Gourmet BBQ & Music Festival.”

On the culinary side, traveling barbeque teams from Australia to Texas will fire up their smokers and serve up the best – and messiest – in backyard, southern fare. Pitmaster teams such as Aussom Aussie BBQ, Joey’s Texas Thunder BBQ, Chicago BBQ Company, Johnson Barbeque and Firefly’s Bodacious Bar-B-Que will offer their homestyle favorites at a la carte pricing.

On the music side, popular country acts will take the stage and provide live entertainment throughout the three days. The headliners include country recording artists Jay Taylor, Tim Charron, Darren Bessette and Southern Drawl, all hailing from Nashville, TN. Regional favorites include Chicken FRY, Brandon Lepere, Brianna Grace, Walkin’ The Line and the Jandee Lee Porter Band.

The event will offer southern “showdown” festivities including a hotdog eating contest, a mechanical bull riding competition, pig racing at Hog Speedway, a 5K Piggy Wiggy race and a spectacular fireworks celebration. Additionally throughout the three-day event, there are beer and wine gardens, line dancing and lessons and Kiddieland for the little ones with rides and activities including bouncy houses and a “Super Slide.”

The “Phantom Gourmet BBQ & Music Festival” takes place from June 26-28, 2015, at the Tri-City Stadium at Rochester Fairgrounds (72 Lafayette Street, Rochester, NH). The hours of operation are Friday and Saturday from 11am-10pm and Sunday from 11am-8pm. Admission is complimentary on Friday from 11am-3pm and $5 during all other operating hours. Children under-10 are treated to complimentary admission throughout the three-day event. Free parking is available on premise.   

For tickets and additional information, please visit: Proper ID is required to consume alcohol.

For sponsorship and vendor opportunities, please contact FestEvent’s Jude David at 603.918.3385 or


Phantom Gourmet, Inc. owns and produces the Phantom Gourmet: “Food and Fun. That’s all we serve.” Phantom Gourmet is one of Boston’s best known locally grown brands, led by the beloved Andelman brothers, with Dave serving as CEO, Mike heading the business division, and Dan heading the content division. From its humble beginnings on cable in 1993, Phantom Gourmet graduated to broadcast television on myTV38 Saturday and Sunday 10:30am and 11am and WBZ4 Saturday at 11:30pm. The show airs on CW28 in Providence Saturday at 10am and WPME-TV and FOX in Maine at 11am Sundays. Phantom Gourmet also produces Boston’s biggest and best food events, including the Phantom Gourmet Food Festival, Phantom Gourmet BBQ & Music Festival, Phantom Gourmet Wine & Food Phest, and the Phantom Gourmet Hot Dog Safari, to benefit the Joey Fund and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For more information, please visit: Follow Phantom Gourmet on Facebook at /PhantomGourmet, Instagram at @PhantomGourmet and Twitter at @PhantomGourmet.

My Silly Little Gang did not receive compensation of any kind for this post.

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