WINTER 2020 - EVENTS + CLASSES

February 19-23, 2020

Alys Beach, Florida

ALYS BEACH 30A WINE FESTIVAL

Join Chef Charlie McKenna and Father, Quito McKenna, for the 9th Annual 30A Wine Festival benefitting The Children’s Volunteer Health Network in Alys Beach, Florida.

March 3-7, 2020

Anaheim, California

NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO WEST

Stop by our booth at The Natural Products EXPO WEST in Anaheim.

April 9, 2020

Wilmette, Illinois

STEAK CLASS AT BACKYARD BBQ

Join Charlie McKenna at The Backyard BBQ Store for a barbeque class. Class begins at 6:30pm.

May 13-16, 2020

Memphis, Tennessee

MEMPHIS IN MAY: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BARBECUE COOKING CONTEST

Join Charlie McKenna and his team for the 43rd Memphis In May World BBQ Championship, set in Tom Lee Park on the Mississippi River.

June 24, 2020

Wilmette, Illinois

BABY BACK RIB CLASS AT BACKYARD BBQ

Join Charlie McKenna at The Backyard BBQ Store for a barbeque class. Class begins at 6:30pm.

July 10-12, 2020

Chicago, Illinois

WINDY CITY SMOKEOUT

Join Charlie McKenna at Windy City Smokeout this year featuring Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, and Jon Pardi. Top Pitmasters from around the country will be there smoking Q all weekend including Leroy & Lewis, Little Miss BBQ, Peg Leg Porker, Sam Jones, Slab BBQ, Truth BBQ, and more.

September 17, 2020

Wilmette, Illinois

BRISKET CLASS AT BACKYARD BBQ

Join Charlie McKenna at The Backyard BBQ Store for a barbeque class. Class begins at 6:30pm.

November 19, 2020

Wilmette, Illinois

THANKSGIVING TURKEY CLASS AT BACKYARD BBQ

Join Charlie McKenna at The Backyard BBQ Store for a barbeque class. Class begins at 6:30pm.

PAST FEATURED EVENT
BOURBON COUNTY STOUT CAFE DE OLLA 

BEER AND SAUCE RELEASE

Join us at Lillie's Q Bucktown Friday November 8th 7-9PM for the release of Lillie’s Q Café de Gold Olla Barbeque Sauce and tastings of Goose Island’s Bourbon Country Stout, Café de Olla. This Limited Edition Sauce will be available for purchase at this event