The Smokin'Rubs will be joining us as a Pit Master for the 3rd year in a row! Be sure to stop by and try some of their delicious food!

Purchase your Pit Master Tasting Cards today!

The tasting cards are $15 per card and gets you 6 - 2oz Pit Master BBQ Samples. That's 3/4 of a pound! Preorder yours today!

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Saturday June 24, 2023 from 11am til 7pm


Sunday June 25, 2023 from 11am til 5pm

at Jim Dietrich's Park

4899 Stouts Ferry Bridge Road, Reading, PA 19605

Cards go on sale March 1, 2023! Get them early because we always sell out! The tasting cards are $15 per card and gets you 6 - 2oz Pit Master BBQ Samples. That's 3/4 of a pound! Preorder yours today!

Two Days of Awesome Creations for you to enjoy!

Vendor List from 2023

Vendors marked with * are Tasting Card Participants

Pit Masters

Backwoods Brothers Authentic Texas Cuisine*
Mad J's BBQ*
Hawg Haus Sloppy Second's*
Rising Smoke BBQ*
Chef Shef's Catering (Formerly Penn Werner)*
Holy Smoked Meats*
Whitmoyer Concessions*
Smokin' Rubs*
Station House Grille*

Ready To Eat Foods

Shot Gun Grille - Bacon on a Stick*
Big Dave's Cajun Kitchen*
Off Tha Hook Seafood*
Two-Can Catering (Kettle corn & roasted corn on the cob)
Tlacuani Mexican Restaurant
Kettle Express (Fried cheese curds, pie in a cone)

Specialty Vendors

Hillbilly's Jerky
Shpoppy Shawn's Smoked Cheese
22 Peppers (Hot sauce)
Habby Fruit Hot Sauce
Bee Creek LLC (Hickory & maple syrup)
Peter Pipers Pickle Palace
Frank's Fine Swine & Beef (Jerky)
Feathers Feed (Jerky)
Double Dippin (Dips & spreads)
The Smoke Haus (Smoked cheeses)
Big Boize BBQ Sauce


Kim's Fresh Lemonade

Special Interests

PA BBQ FEST Sampling Cards

For The Kids

Glitter Tattoos
The Art Bus
Ray's Balloons
Face Painter
Leaf Creek Adventures
A Couple of Stickers
Bounces by Darren

Wineries & Spirits

Aulenbach Wines
Rebel Hive Meadery
Stonekeep Meadery
Wine OClock Somewhere Winery
Jack Ass Distilling LLC
Hillbilly Hooch
Hazard"s Distillery
Hardball Cider
Tlacuana Margaritas & Cantaritos

Beer Tent

Hamburg American Legion Post

Craft Vendors

J&J Crafts
Stephanie Crafts
Artisan Evolution
Phoenix Treasures
J. Renninger Metal Works
Mastercraft (Handmade jewelry)
RanaeArt (Graphic tees & apparel)
The Chef's Duds by Deb
The Fresh Soap LLC
Beyond the Barrel
Rustic Refinishes
Kenneth Matteson (Artisan wood projects)
Joey's Name Art
Olimolls Paws
Marisol Sinchico
Indian Henna Art Company

Sweet Things

Your Chocolate Guys
Nooner Italian Ice
Kettle Express (Pie in a cone)
Great American Creamery Company
Confectionary Imaging (Alcohol Infused Cup Cakes)
DP's Apple Dumplings and Funnel Cakes
Got Choc Inc (Bang cookie)


Tastefully Simple
The Greenery of Morgantown
Suck It (Infused cigars)
Campfire Cone Fork
Avanti Cigars
Cutco Cutlery


Sundance Vacations
ACRE Windows and Doors*
Interlace Communications
Five Star Home Foods
Corner Stone Law Firm


Saturday June 24
12PM Project 22
2PM Vince Rollins
3PM Uncle Jake & the 18 Wheel Gang
5PM Vince Rollins

Sunday June 25
11:30AM Vinyl Rush
12:30PM Pawnshop Bound
2:30PM Front Porch Strippers

Important Vendor Information (Revised)

Welcome to the PA BBQ FEST 2023

We have 84 various vendors this year. We also have 17 new vendors to this event, so we welcome them to the event.


Please continue to promote your participation at this event thru your face book page and/or website. You can post to our Facebook event page PABBQFEST 2023. You can also send us pictures of your food and we will post on our Facebook page. Send pictures to

Set up time for vendors:

Friday from 12PM to 7PM and Saturday from 7AM to 10:30AM

Larger trailers and vehicle might consider contacting us for an earlier time frame on Friday, since it may be more difficult to set up if smaller vendors are there first. Please do as much set up as you can prior to event day. We recommend you put up your structure, but not product. Please remember that there seems to be a breeze at this park, so have you tents anchored and lower them before leaving in the evening.

For those vendors along the trail in the wooden area....we are kindly asking that you set up your tents and tables as far off the trail as possible. The trail gets very crowded during certain times of the event. With people waiting in lines and trying to get past... if it get congested. PLEASE set up as far back as you can get. The crowd will still be able to see your stand.


Those vendors that have asked for electric please know that it will not be directly at your location. Please bring along with you at least 50 feet of heavy gauge extension cord (at least 12 gauge rated – commercial grade not household grade) so that you have enough to reach the pedestals of which you will have access and have less of a chance of the electrical failure.

Water access:

We have several water bibs in the tree lined area for water access plus one at the brick pavilion down near the Acoustic stage. Please be prepared to bring a water jug with you to get water. We ask that if you hook up a hose to the spigots leave at least one unattached so other can get water as well.

Health Inspections:

Muhlenberg’s Health Inspector may visit you. Please have a copy of your Serv Safe certificate posted in your area. She has discussed the need for a floor covering in food production area, so dust doesn’t get into your food. Consider a carpet or matting to help cover the ground.

Setting up and trail obstructions:

When you initially set up you can drive on the trail, but only to drop your supplies and then move your car/ truck. This will be a one-way drive thru. Your will enter from along the tree line and exit out near the farmhouse. Look at the map and follow the signs.

Parking on the access trail:

There is an access trail that runs parallel to the trail along the river. This is where vendor can park their vehicles that they will need access to during the event for supplies. This is NOT where your workers are to park. We have limited room for all the vendors to park in this area, please do not allow nor encourage your workers to park in this area.

You can gain access to the access trail by driving down along the tree line when you first come into the park. You will get to a point where you will be at a fork in the road. The right-hand fork will lead you to the river trail --acoustic stage and that vendor area. The left fork will lead you onto the access trail. There will be signs near the area where we have pathways that lead to vendor spots. You will need to look for your spot number and park near-by. Please park forward in and not parallel to the road so that more cars can be accommodated on the access trial.

Payment of Percentage and Tasting Tickets after event:

The percentage of payment and/or tasting tickets are expected the day of the event before you leave the park property each night. You can make payment right here at the information tent near the beer tent. Payment can be made by check or cash. You will be given a receipt for your records. Separate packets with instructions will be handed out the day of the event.

If we do not receive your commission payment the day of the event, or if there is reason to believe that you are not being honest with your sales figures and commissions, you will not be invited to return in subsequent years.

Event map and vendor locations:

These spots are not negotiable. We have placed you in a certain spot for specific reason... whether that be for electric needs, size of your space, product type, etc.

Please respect and accept our layout for this year.

The vendor map will also describe the ONE-WAY TRAVEL ROUTE THROUGH THE TRAIL. Please print the map out so you can have it in your hand when you arrive.

Note that the pedestal numbers are different than the vendor spaces.


We are looking forward to a wonderful event!

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