Hamilton Park BBQ Festival Set to Dazzle Your Taste Buds

The 7th Annual Hamilton Park BBQ Festival is happening Saturday, September 24. The BBQ Festival is a fun, end of summer neighborhood event. Proceeds of the Hamilton Park BBQ Festival benefit the Hamilton Park Conservancy which is dedicated to assisting the city in the maintenance, improvement and preservation of the five-acre Victorian-era park in the historic district of Hamilton Park.

Enter to be this year’s Hamilton Park BBQ Festival VIP! Free BBQ and beer from NJ Beer Co. for you and a friend—PLUS no waiting on lines. To enter: go to the Hamilton Park BBQ Festival Facebook event page and tag a friend in the comment section of this photo. You must be marked as “going” to the event to win. The VIP winner will be selected at random on 9/21.

Photo courtesy Hamilton Park BBQ Festival Facebook

Photo courtesy Hamilton Park BBQ Festival Facebook

BBQ and BBQ related sides will be served up by Ahri’s Kitchen, Delaney Barbecue of Brooklyn, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, GP’s Restaurant, Hamilton Pork, Pennsylvania’s Jimmy’s BBQ, and Spanky’s BBQ. Pet Shop JC will also be in attendance this year with vegetarian inspired BBQ.

Hamilton Pork and GP’s Restaurant will be tending-bar serving specialty cocktails and beer from New Jersey Beer Co. Baonanas, Lizzmonade, and Milk Sugar Love will feed your sweet tooth, quench your thirst, and dazzle your taste buds.

Activities will include a mechanical bull, bouncy castle and face-painting. And there will also be fantastic craft and art vendors in Hamilton Park.

Dancing Tony Susco (who runs the blog Rock-it Docket) is coordinating live music all day.

Performances include:

Next Step Broadway
Lonesome Prairie Dogs
Gully Hubbards
Sensational Country Blues Wonders
Blue Grass Jam
Jeremy Wallace Trio
Hudson City Rats
Peter Lancet and the Stray Dogs
The Jersey Rollers

Check out the recap video from last year’s BBQ Festival!

The 7th Annual Hamilton Park BBQ Festival will take place Saturday, September 24,  from noon to 8 pm, at McWilliams Place, on the east side of Hamilton Park. For more information, visit the event Facebook page or hamiltonparkconservancy.org.

JCI File Photo by Mickey Mathis

Catherine Hecht

is the owner of Harmony Media, NJ, the publisher of Jersey City Independent and blogs about urban gardening at dig a path. She's lived in Jersey City since 1999 and resides in the Heights section with her wife Beth Achenbach, they were the first couple to file as legal domestic partners in Jersey City. Cat has over 10 years experience in communications, marketing and publishing, she's studied anthropology, art history, woman & gender studies, botany, ethnobotany, and herbology and she is a graduate of the Rising Tide Capital Community Business Academy. She is also is a community activist, registered voter, gay rights activist, art lover, gardener, environmentalist, and an animal advocate.