Saturday | May 18, 2024

MeatFest 2024

Event Description

MeatFest, presented by Pelkin’s Smokey Meat Market, is back Saturday, May 18th, 2024!  Weather permitting, this will be an indoor/outdoor event with over 50,000 square feet of food and fun to explore! New this year: VIP Early Entry! 1 hour early at 11a.m. and a giveaway included!  General Admission entry is 12p.m. People’s Choice ticket includes General Admission tickets (12pm entry). People's Choice ticket holders will try ribs from the competitors and choose their favorite.

Directions & Parking

Parking is in the Lambeau Field lot. Click here to get directions and parking for the Resch Expo!


Special Needs

For those with special needs please click here to Plan Your Visit.

Additional Questions?

If you have questions about this event or for information on being an exhibitor / sponsor, please contact: or call: 920-405-1195. 


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What To Expect

  • LOTS of sampling at vendor booths
  • Local Food trucks for meal purchase
  • Live Music featuring: JAG, Leo Gorzinski IV, Lilie Fouts and Parker Collar
  • Shiner Beer Garden featuring Shiner products
  • Bourbon Bar with samples of Good Boy Teas and Seltzers and Ole Smoky (21+ only)
  • Vern’s Cheese Bar featuring samples of Vern’s products
  • Wein Bauer Wine Bar featuring samples of The Butcher, QSS Rare Vinho Verde, QSS Rare Rose, QSS Rare Red and St. Christopher Gold Riesling (21+ only)
  • Appleton Axe axe throwing trailer
  • HobbyTown remote control cars
  • Fox City Flix movies
  • Indoor cooking demos by Chef Fabian of Cedar & Sage and the Team from Pelkin’s Smokey Meat Market on our main stage.
  • Outdoor cooking demos by Earth Sense Energy Systems
  • Indoor interactive area with activities from Bountiful Board, Chef Dan and Chef Selena Darrow, Executive Director, Rooted In Inc. 
  • Rib Smoking Competition sanctioned by The Meat Smoking Club of Wisconsin – People’s Choice ticket holders will judge and crown a winner.  Our celebrity panel will also choose a winner. Turn in time is 3:30 p.m. with judging immediately to follow. Currently celebrity judges include: Shotgun from Y100, Dennis Pelkin, Scott Nardi with more to be announced asap.
  • Mischief & Magic will have balloon animals and face painting
  • Mad Dog & Merrill will be doing live cooking demos at their booth.

Meat Smoking Competition

                The Meat Smoking Club of Wisconsin has sanctioned this year’s amateur competition.  They will be on site to facilitate the competition.  This is for backyard bbq-ers and cooks of all skill levels!  There will be prizes in two categories. The People’ Choice, in which a select number of ticket holders will sample and choose 1st and 2nd place winners for prizes and the Prize Money round, which will be voted on by our celebrity panel with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.  Competitors must provide 4 racks of St. Louis-style ribs from a licensed establishment and must bring all of their own smokers and cooking materials.  There are limited spots in the competition, so those interested should email Amy Shadian at  

How to become a sponsor or exhibitor for 2024

If you have questions about this event or for information on being an exhibitor / sponsor, please contact: or call: 920-405-1195.