The BIG APPLE BARBECUE BLOCK PARTY is one of the country's premiere festivals, attracting people from near and far to celebrate America's authentic culinary and musical traditions in Madison Square Park each June. Event admission is free for this weekend long event that boasts award-winning barbecue and Southern-inspired fare from the country's top pitmasters, and features live performances from emerging and established musical artists.

FASTPASS

FastPasses may now be purchased for the 12th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party by following the link below.


A FastPass allows the holder and one guest exclusive access to express lines for barbecue. FastPasses are day specific, and may be purchased for either Saturday or Sunday of the event, which means shorter lines and less wait time between you and your favorite rack of ribs. FastPasses are $125 each, and include a $100 value redeemable for food and beverage on the chosen day only.

Limited quantities are available for purchase in advance of the event, while supplies last.

NEW! VIP Package BigPiggin' Pass

New this year…The BigPiggin' Pass, which may be purchased for the 12th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party by following the link below.


A BigPiggin' Pass allows the holder exclusive access to a new VIP Hospitality area of Madison Square Park, not previously offered to Big Apple Barbecue Block Party attendees! Highlights of the VIP experience include a complimentary buffet of barbecue and Southern fare from Danny Meyer's Union Square Events to complement the 17 award-winning pits smoking up Madison Square Park. The day-long Open Bar of Wine, Beer, Specialty Cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages invites BigPiggin' Pass holders to relax on the front porch-inspired seating and air-conditioned restrooms round out the ultimate ‘cue lover's Big Apple Barbecue Block Party experience.

And it doesn't stop there! A BigPiggin' Pass allows the holder access to express lines for barbecue and includes $100 redeemable for food and beverage on the chosen day only. BigPiggin' Passes are $265 each, valid for the pass holder on the chosen day only, and may be purchased for either Saturday or Sunday of the event.

Limited quantities are available for purchase in advance of the event, while supplies last.