School of Agriculture

Food. Family. Farming. Football

Join us for the 6th annual WIU Family Day BBQ Competition on September 28, 2024!

Join the WIU School of Agriculture and the University Union Board as we look forward to the sixth annual Food, Family, Farming, Football BBQ Competition on Saturday, September 28, 2024. Live music, activities for the entire family, bags tournament, and the battle for the best BBQ around followed by the Fighting Leatherneck game at 6 p.m. will make for a great day to be a Leatherneck!

**The event begins at 1:30 p.m. Food will be served while supplies last so don't be late to the fun.**


Thank you to our 2023 sponsors:

TriCounty           Compeer Logo


Sodexo                      Smithfield

ILFB           Clock Tower Bank




Purchase Tickets & T-Shirts


Tickets and t-shirts can also be purchased at the event, while supplies last.

**WIU Students are admitted to the football game for free with their WIU Student ID.**

Football tickets can be purchased in BBQ packages. Individual football tickets can be purchased through WIU Athletics. Pop and water included. Additional vendors will be on site as well. 

 Tickets and T-Shirt Pick Up

  • Friday, September 27, 2024 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Office of Student Engagement.
  • Saturday, September 28, 2024 at the purple ticket tent in Q Lot at the entrance to the event.

 **Online Orders Have Closed**

 BBQ pricing sheet

BBQ Contest

Thank you for your interest in the Food Family Farming Football BBQ Competition. Please complete the following registration form and a committee member will be in touch with you shortly. For immediate questions, please contact

Competition Details and Guidelines


Jana Knupp, School of Agriculture
Knoblauch Hall 145
Phone: (309) 255-5297

Office of Student Engagement
University Union
Phone: (309) 298-3232

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