Autumn in The Park Festival
Friday, September 20
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, September 21
11:00 AM Parade
12:30 PM – 10:00 PM Fest Grounds Opened
Palos Park Village Green
8901 West 123rd Street

Palos Park Amateur Rib Cook-Off Contest
Saturday, September 21
Prizes Awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place and People’s Choice


Interested in Being a Contestant?
Application, rules, procedures and waiver form can be viewed and printed from this website Completed application and fee must be received by September 6, 2013

Download Application

Entry Fee Early Bird Discount by
Friday, July 26 - $60.00
Entry Fee July 27 to
Friday, September 6 - $75.00


Contestants Cook On Site / Baby Back Ribs Provided
5:00 PM turn in RIBS for judging
5:15 PM Public tasting
6:30 pm Awards announced in the Main Tent

Interested in Being a BBQ Contest Judge?

All BBQ judges must be certified through either the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) or by completing the Village training.

BBQ Rib Contestant in Palos Park, IL