The Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ, scheduled for Saturday, September 9th, 2017, is now accepting applications for BBQ Contestants. Please see the entry form at this link to our website.

Last year, we had a surprise added award - The Glen Ellyn Cup. This is a traveling award that goes to the highest scoring BBQ team that is from Glen Ellyn. The inaugural winner was Chris Goebbert of team "Spork". Winners names will be added to the base of the trophy each year. Who will be the best BBQ-er in Glen Ellyn this year? You? Only one way to prove it.

Slots tend to fill up fast. So get your entry form and fill it out today.

The Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ is a fundraiser to benefit Bridge Communities a non-profit organization that is committed to transforming the lives of homeless families through partnering with talented, resourceful individuals and groups in our community to provide housing, mentoring and empowerment to families, moving them towards a goal of self sufficiency.

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The winner of the first ever Glen Ellyn Cup, Chris Goebbert of Spork, with trophy creator Geoff Bevington (left) and Bridge Communities, Inc. CEO John Hayner (right).