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Gateway Harbor of the TonawandasNew England Barbecue Society

 85 Sweeney Street

North Tonawanda, New York 14120

Our Sixth year is in the books. With great weather, location and people to work with, we had a SUPER weekend!  Jim Mroz, Joyce Santiago, Fred Priano, Linda Foels and the whole Gateway Harbor crew were working better than ever keeping up with the crowd that was estimated to be about 24,000 in attendance. The barbecue vendors were real busy feeding the good folks-we had everyone from little kids to great grandparents eating award winning barbecue from eight great vendors. As we get ready for our 7th year we ask that you mark your calendars for August 08- 10th, 2014 with more great barbecue, music and beverages. Along with several vendors selling pies, corn, BBQ supplies from sauces to grills. We are always looking for teams for the Saturday Open event held this year on August 9, 2014. This year our will be a 2nd year Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event and point totals will count towards the Empire State BBQ Championship!  If baking is more of your forte, we also have an apple pie contest. This year we need you to help Gateway Harbor with The Peoples Choice award. When you buy a ticket for $5 you get 5 samples from our BBQ vendors, on the back of the ticket you'll vote for your favorite. To view the Kansas City Barbecue Society official rules- KCBS Official Rules

Sunday, August 10th, 2014, we will host a New England Barbecue Society grilling contest,  as well as our backyard event, that is set up for a shorter cooking event consisting of just Ribs and Chicken. We also let the kids in the show on Sunday, August 10th with our Kids-Q. We will have something for everyone.  The New England Barbecue Society Rules apply to this contest. See NEBS Rules and Regulations- NEBS Official Rules

 Let's make the Tonawanda's the BBQ capital of the North! We are always looking for more sponsors Please help our hometown event with your advertising dollars. Contact us for more info.

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