Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. 

The Novi BBQ FEST Fest will be held at 12 Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk Mall in Novi, Michigan from May 24th – May 27th ,2024. Festival hours are Friday from 4 pm to 11 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 11 pm, and Monday from 11 am to 11 pm.

The festival takes place at 12 Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk Mall and the surrounding festival grounds. For more details, including entrances, please refer to our event map.

Advance tickets are priced at $7, while tickets at the door will be $10. Children under 3, veterans, and active-duty military personnel enter for free. To purchase tickets in advance, please visit our website.

Children under 3 are admitted free of charge.

Yes, anyone aged 17 or under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian after 7:00 pm.

Admission grants access to the festival, live entertainment, BBQ Eating & Hot Sauce contests, and free Kids Zone activities. Food and beverages are not included in admission, and vendors accept cash, credit, or debit.

Food prices will vary by vendor, but BBQ will start at around $7. All vendors accept cash, credit, and debit. Whiskey tasting prices for our Whiskey Sampling Saloon and beverage prices for our We also offer beer, wine, and other spirits and cocktails at our festival bars.

No outside food or beverages are allowed, except for baby formula, baby bottles, or young child’s sippy cups.

Backpacks, large purses, and large shoulder bags are prohibited. The maximum allowable bag size is 12” W x 12”H x 6” D.

Yes, pets are allowed.

There are various transportation options available, including walking, cycling, public transport (bus and light rail), and driving. Taxis or rideshare companies like Uber or Lyft are also available and convenient options in Novi. Plus, plenty of parking options near the event.

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