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Mahomet Craft Beer Festival

April 20, 2019 02:00 PM until April 20, 2019 06:00 PM

Our 3rd year is underway! Join us April 20th on Main Street in Mahomet for craft beer, wine, liquor, soda, food, music, and a bbq competition.


JT Walker's

25 O'Clock

2 Doors Down


Bearded Owl


Big Thorn

Blind Pig

Blue Nose


Brick River

Church Street

Decatur Brew Works


Door 4 Brewing

Effing Brew Company

Evil Horse


Golden Fox

Half Acre

Hand of Fate

Keg Grove

Lil Beaver


Main & Mill

Main Street 4204


Moonraiser (new brewery from Chicago)

Old Bakery

One Trick Pony




Rolling Meadows Farm



Unpossible Mead

White Oak


Alto Vineyards

Homer Soda

Silver Tree (Down East Vodka)

BBQ Competition:

4 categories to compete in:

Kid's BBQ - Ages 8-14

5 individual cuts of any kind of pork

Turn in at 12:00pm

Cool Trophies for Top 3 scores in Kids competition

Entry fee $15

Chicken - At least 6 individual pieces- no garnish-

Turn in at 1:00pm

Entry fee $30

Ribs - At least 6 individually cut ribs -no garnish -

Turn in at 2:00pm 

Entry fee $30

Trophies and Cash payouts awarded top 5 scores in both the rib and chicken categories

People's Choice Ribs- Let the public try your creation

We supply you with 3 racks of baby back ribs to cook and pan

Please cut racks into individual ribs

The public donates money towards charity and then votes on their favorite tasting ribs

Turn in at 3:00pm

Entry fee$15

We are only allowing first 10 teams that PREREGISTER for this category. We need to purchase the meat prior to competition. If more show interest, we will try and accommodate. Please call/text Lucas Schoonover at 217-202-5668 to confirm.

Trophies and Cash payouts will be issued for Top 3 in people's choice.

No Pre Seasoning/Brining of any kind.
Pre trimming is allowed. We will give you a turn in box, but please no garnish. Meat only, well placed in a box, is what should be turned in.

For more rules, please visit here. Please ignore the "categories" entry fee as this rule sheet is also used for other competitions throughout central Illinois. Message our friends at Central Illinois Backyard Championship Circuit or call/text Lucas Schoonover at 217-202-5668 if you have any questions.

Live Music

New Souls - Russel Park - 2:00-4:00

Steve Meadows - Brewery - 4:00-6:00

Eric Burgett - Project 47 - 6:00-8:00

Aquila - JT Walker's - 8:00-11:00