September 21 - 23, 2018
Oinktoberfest has continuous music all three days, plenty of BBQ vending teams, a KCBS sanctioned Competition Saturday, a Whole Hog Competition, Outdoor Cooking Contest and the Rib Oink-Off on Sunday and an Awards Ceremony following the contests both days. So plan on coming out to celebrate the exciting world of BBQ with us at the Great Pumpkin Farm for Oinktoberfest, Sept. 22-24, 2017.
Viva La Barbacoa! Loosely translated means “Long Live Barbecue”. In Spanish to convey our theme for 2018 of Mexican BBQ. The tradition of Mexican barbacoa is slow roasting various meats in a brick lined fire pit in the ground. Often the meats are wrapped in plant leaves such as banana or agave to help keep the moisture in. There are regional variations across Mexico using different meats, seasonings and sauces, but the principal is the same. Low and slow cooking with a wood fire is as traditional as it gets for real BBQ. With the resurgence of Mexican food throughout the country, it only seems appropriate to celebrate their take on BBQ.
Located in Clarence, NY, a suburb of Buffalo, Oinktoberfest is the longest continuously running BBQ competition in NY and has grown and prospered to become one of WNY’s premiere events. It is a part of Western New York’s biggest family event, the Fall Festival at the Great Pumpkin Farm. Admission Saturday and Sunday is $7/person, including free parking and a variety of activities at the Farm. Discounted tickets are available at all Wegmans. Friday night is FREE admission for Oinktoberfest only. We are sure you will be entertained and your appetites satisfied.