Wilson, NY – Father's Day weekend, June 20-21, 2015


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A great lineup of national and regional blues musicians will provide entertainment throughout the weekend. And on Sunday, the country’s best youth blues artists will strut their stuff. 

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The event is hosted on the grounds of Wilson’s own Woodcock Brothers Brewery. In addition to their fine brews, we also offer one of the largest lineups of craft brews anywhere on both sides of the border. 

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On Saturday, teams from both sides of the border compete in a KCBS-sanctioned event. Sunday’s competitions include the Kids Q and a Fire Company Chicken & Rib Throwdown. 

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All of Dad’s favorite things in one festival, on Father’s Day weekend

Come on out and bring the whole family. Spend a fun-filled weekend listening to great blues. Sample from among a huge flight of craft beers. And taste some of the best BBQ to be found anywhere. Also see BBQ masters at work on Saturday as they compete for top honors in Chicken, Ribs, Pork Shoulder, and Beef Brisket in this annual KCBS-sanctioned event. And on Sunday, youngsters will compete in our KidsQ event, while area Fire Companies will be vying for bragging rights in a 5-alarm Chicken & Rib Throwdown.

This year’s musical lineup promises to be the best ever. The musical headliner act is being finalized and details will be posted very soon. But as always, Sunday will offer our national Blues Youth lineup, featuring some of the most talented up-and-coming blues artists in the country. You won’t believe that they are just kids!

In addition to music, food, and drink, you can also check out the ongoing educational workshops held throughout the day. And kids can enjoy our Youth Activity area, where they will find fun and games galore.

Come on out! Make it a day, or even an entire weekend! The festival is just one of many things to do in the lovely harbor town of Wilson, NY. Camping, cottage rentals, and other lodging available. (Download our complete accommodations guide).

Admission for adults is $10 on Saturday; $5 on Sunday. Special pricing or free for children accompanied by admission-paying parents, based on age.