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What Is Canterbury BBQ Fest?

Canterbury BBQ Fest will showcase an unparalleled selection of unique cuisine, food trucks, and BBQ – along with a selection of adult beverages. More than a dozen food vendors will be offering up mouthwatering fare that’s sure to please even the most discerning palate.

With a list of bands as long as the food vendors, Canterbury BBQ Fest presents a carefully crafted entertainment lineup that’s fit for all ages. The event will feature some of the state and region’s most impressive local talent with a range of musical genres and styles performing all day that will please any crowd!

Canterbury BBQ Fest is family-friendly, featuring loads of fun for all ages at the Kids Zone – including bounce houses, face painting, and so much more! Guests will enjoy hours of action-packed entertainment with monster truck rides, lawn games and more!

Where Is Canterbury BBQ Fest Held?

Canterbury BBQ Fest is located at Canterbury Village in Lake Orion. CLICK HERE for more details on the festival’s location, footprint & parking.

Where Should I Park?

CLICK HERE for details on parking. There will be plenty of PARKING onsite.

What If It Rains?

Canterbury BBQ Fest is a rain or shine event, so please check the weather beforehand. Only in cases of extreme weather will we evacuate the event area…but only for the duration of severe weather (storm threatening lightning and/or winds).

What Do I Wear?

Anything is fair game, we just ask that you come dressed!

Will Credit Cards Be Accepted?

You bet!  We will accept all major credit cards. 
Note:  There will be a small convenience fee per credit card charge so we recommend bringing cash!

Will There Be An ATM Onsite?

Yes. There will be at least one ATM on-site.  It is located in the area convenient to the food booths and beer tents.

Will There Be Places To Sit? Covered Areas For Eating/Drinking?

Yes, there will be some first-come-first-serve seating under a HUGE tent!

Do I need an ID?

Only if you want to drink alcohol.

How Can I Become A Vendor?

Interested in becoming a vendor? Signup at our Vendor site or email Pete at

Can I Bring A Cooler And/Or My Own Food & Drink?

Sorry, no. There are state laws that regulate outside food and drinks from entering licensed festival areas. We will provide plenty of opportunities to try great food and drink while you’re here!

Is Canterbury BBQ Fest Family-Friendly?

Of course! Canterbury BBQ Fest invites young & old alike and has something for everyone! Families will love face painting, games & so much more!

What Else Do I Need To Know Before Attending?

  • No entrance for anyone showing signs of intoxication – NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • All bags & backpacks are subject to search
  • No outside beverages or food permitted

Can I Bring My Pet?

Of course! All leashed, four-legged guests are welcome!

Still Have Questions?

If you have really read all of the FAQs and STILL have questions you can inquire at