Event Schedule

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Bikes Blues and BBQ 2014 – September 24-27

Beer Garden and Venue Schedules

Dickson Street

Wednesday – 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm Thursday – Noon – 11:30 Friday – 10:00 – Midnight Saturday – 8:00 am – 12:30 am

Baum Motorcycle Village

Wednesday – Noon-7:30 pm Thursday – 9:00 am-7:30 pm Friday – 9:00 am-7:30 pm Saturday – 9:00 am-7:30 pm

Washington County Fairgrounds Saloon and Campgrounds

Wednesday – 5:00-midnight Thursday – 3:00-midnight Friday – Noon – until it’s over Saturday – 9:00 – until it’s over

Arvest Ball Park – Springdale at the junction of I-49 and U.S. 412

Saturday – 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

See “Music Schedule” under the Bikes Blues and BBQ tab on the homepage for all music stage schedules.


The Jack Daniels Charity VIP Ride

A special attraction for the Bikes Blues and BBQ 15th Anniversary Rally, The Jack Daniels Charity VIP ride is sure to become the Fayetteville equivalent of the Sturgis Legends Ride.  Taking place on Thursday, September 25, the limited number of ride participants receives an official VIP pass for Thursday of the rally, a bottle of Jack Daniels Single Barrel Whiskey with 15th Anniversary Commemorative Badge, and a unique guided ride complete with catered meal.  The ride finale is a stop at a Mermaids Restaurant for a sampling of the Jack Daniels family of products and Chef Todd’s remarkable culinary creations.  And the VIP pass will provide access to the Budweiser Sponsors VIP area and all of its amenities for Thursday night.  All this for only $100 per rider and $50 per passenger.     This is a special event that you won’t want to miss.  It’s going to become a tradition and you’ll be able to say you were there for the first one!  Passes may be purchased in advance by contacting Bikes, Blues, and BBQ – 479.527.9993

Note:  The JD Charity VIP Ride is officially sold out, BUT if you are interested, call and get your name on the waiting list.  As we all know, cancellations do occur.  And for those of you who would simply like to get one of the Commemorative 15th Anniversary Single Barrel Bottles of Jack Daniels, we have a few of those on display and for sale at Dickson Street Liquor, right in the middle of the rally.  You can call (479-443-5432) and reserve your bottle, or take your chances on waiting until rally time and dropping by.


The Cherokee Casino VIP Ride and Concert

On Friday, Sept. 26, Cherokee Casino in West Siloam Springs will be sponsoring the Casino VIP Ride and Concert, a guided ride through the beautiful roads of northwest Arkansas and northeast Oklahoma, culminating in a stop at Cherokee Casino where participants will be invited to join the evening’s band, the fabulous Kentucky Headhunters in the Qualla Ballroom for a “Meet and Greet” with food, beverages, and a cash bar.  Meet the band, take photos, and generally hang out with one of the best country music acts on the road today.   The pass also entitles the bearer to a Cherokee Casino Bikes Blues and BBQ T-shirt, as well as $10 in complimentary rewards play and admission to the BBB Budweiser Sponsors/VIP area in the Bikes Blues and BBQ Beer Garden on Saturday.  In addition, Cherokee Casino VIP Riders receive $40 worth of BBB beer tokens for use in the BBB Beer Garden.

(And, we might add that Cherokee Casino, West Siloam Springs, is one of the finest hotels in the area.  Perhaps that’s where you should stay during the rally, and for your returns to NE OK and NWA.   We’re just sayin’.)

These passes ($100 per rider and $50 per passenger) for this unique experience are limited, so order yours now at 479.527.9993!  See you at the show.

The FreedomFest Beerfest II Military Ride

One of your favorite organizations is Camp Alliance which is a support group for military families.  This year Camp Alliance is sponsoring the FreedomFest BeerFest II at the Promenade Shopping Center in Rogers.  BeerFest II will feature a beer garden with offerings from both local restaurants and local breweries.  It’s a great cause and a great time.  So, BBB has partnered with them for the first FreedomFest BeerFest Military Ride.

The ride will stage at the Soldier’s Wish area at Arvest Ball Park on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 4:00, and depart for Rogers at 4:30.  We’re hoping for a large crowd of military, both active and veteran, to take part in this ride, featuring the largest U.S. flag we could find that would fit on a bike.  So if you are, in any way, associated with the United States Military, we urge you to be part of this ride.  Or, just go up to the Promenade and enough the food and drink.  The ride is free, and all proceeds from the BeerFest itself go to help support the efforts of Camp Alliance.

The Budweiser Sponsors/VIP Area

Enjoy the Bikes Blues and BBQ Beer Garden in the Budweiser Sponsors/VIP area.  The best view in the entire rally is atop the Budweiser Bar on the sky platform.  The VIP area  has full bar service, seating, and is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the music on the Main Stage, or just to escape the crowds.

Budweiser Sponsors/VIP area passes are just $100 and are good for every day of the rally.  In addition to admission to the Sponsors/VIP area, each pass is good for 8 complimentary drinks per day.  To place your order, contact BBB at 479-527-9993, or e-mail us at info@bikesbluesandbbq.org

The Bikes Blues and BBQ Karaoke Contest

The BBB Karaoke Contest will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds Saloon on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Now then, just because you don’t live here in Northwest Arkansas and can’t attend the preliminary competition, we’re not going to leave you out.  We’ll be conducting a “wild card” contest to give  out-of-towners a chance to compete for the prizes.

We’ve assembled some phenomenal talents for this contest.  You won’t believe your ears.

For entry info, contact – tybottorff@yahoo.com

1st Place – $500, 2nd Place – $300, 3rd Place – $200

Karaoke Schedule

Wild Card Prelim – 2:00

Karaoke Finals – Approx. 4:00

The Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Miss BBB Contest

The Miss BBB Contest, sponsored by our good friends at Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, will be held on the mainstage in the Dickson St. Beer garden on Saturday night, Sept. 24, at 8:00.  The winning beauty will take home $1,500.  Check out the Miss BBB tab on the pull down menu on the home page for more info.


Harley-Davidson will host a “get together” for H.O.G. members + 1 guest daily from noon to 2pm, starting on Wednesday, Sept. 24th

H.O.G.  members and 1 guest will receive sampling of our H-D Road House Meats and a beverage.  Come visit us at the Baum Harley-Davidson Village in the H.O.G. Rally Point!

The Brand New Arvest Ball Park Venue in Springdale

We have a whole day of fun at our newest venue in Springdale.  Live music, huge car show, vintage motorcycle show, steak and appetizer cookoff, steak dinners, military appreciation ride helicopter rides, and much more.    See below for more info.

The Third Annual Bikes Blues and BBQ Car Show at Arvest Ball Park in Springdale!

Arvest Ball Park is easily accessible from both I-49 and U.S. 412.  You’ll definitely want to check out all the attractions at our newest venue

Cruise In – Friday, Sept. 26 – 12:00pm- 8:00pm

Car Show – Saturday September 27st, 2014- 8:00am-4:30pm

The First Annual Ozark Vintage Motorcycle Association BBB Vintage Bike Show at Arvest Ball Park in Springdale

Some of the coolest vintage bikes you’ll ever see.  It takes place on Saturday, September 27 – for more info – www.ozarkvma.com

Northwest Arkansas Steak Cooking Championships also at Arvest Ball Park in Springdale –  Saturday, Sept. 27 is steak cooking and tasting day.

Come sample some of this best appetizers you’ll ever have and then have a steak dinner that evening.  This contest is a preliminary to the World’s Steak Cooking Championship and there will be some VERY serious cooks here.

And we’ll be having an appetizer contest as well with People’s Choice judging, and then the First Annual Bikes Blues and BBQ Steak Eating Contest.  You don’t want to miss any of this!

Steak dinner – 16oz Ribeye and sides  $15 in advance and $20 the day of the Steak Cook-off

Appetizer – $5 in advance and $7 the day of the Steak Cook-off

Both dinner tickets and Peoples’ Choice appetizer tasting tickets can be bought on-site or by going to www.BaconBowl.net to purchase advance tickets.

3:00 – 4:30 – Peoples’ Choice Appetizer Contest 4:00 – Steak Eating Contest 6:00-7:00 – Steak Dinners

For entry information, email  jmaclr@gmail.com

Soldiers’ Wish Stage at Arvest Ball Park

The Soldiers Wish Project will be providing live music on their stage at the Arvest Ball on Saturday of the rally.  Soldiers’ Wish is a support group for all American military, past and present.  Their mission is to say “Thank you” and to identify and provide for unmet needs of active duty service members, veterans of military service, and their families.  Past wishes have included mobility devices, assistance with educational resources, therapeutic retreats, and a host of other things.  Be sure to stop by Arvest Ball park and find out about the great work this organization does.

And be sure not to miss the band that Soldiers’ Wish is bringing in. Free live music starts at 10:00 a.m. with Fender City Junction, and later that day, it’s the Yokohama Drifters, and Trick Bag.

United Rentals Parade of Power

Saturday, Sept. 27 – Staging at Washington Co Fairgrounds Campgrounds – 3:30 Parade begins at 4:00

Fayetteville Firefighters’ Poker Runs

Both poker runs originate at the Baum Motorcycle Village area and end at the Washington County Fairgrounds Campground

Friday Eureka Springs Run First Bike out – 8:30 Last Bike out – 10:30

Saturday Oklahoma Run First Bike out – 8:30 Last Bike out – 10:30

Stokes Air “Battle of the Bikes” sponsored in part by Nabholz at the Dickson Street Beer Garden

Saturday 7:00 a.m. – registration begins 8:00-2:00 – Bike Show/Battle of the Bikes

Lawn Mower Pulls

Riding arena at the Washington County Fairgrounds Campground

Friday – 7:00 Saturday – 7:00

Bikes Blues and Bombers Air Show

It was such a hit last year that the Commemorative Air Force is returning to BBB with some of the warplanes that helped win WWII.  The show will take place Sept. 25-28 at the Fayetteville Executive Airport on Hwy 71 just south of Fayetteville.  You’ll have the opportunity for a once in a lifetime experience, actually going up in one of these magnificent aircraft.  For more info, http://www.airpowersquadron.org/#!fayetteville-ar/c1toc 

Rally-Long Attractions

Baum Stadium Venue

Factory Demo rides in the Baum Motorcycle Village

Yamaha         *         Victory        *        Indian

No matter what your preference, we’ve got something to try out that you’ll love!  The Yamaha line of Cruisers, Standards, and Sportbikes.  Or the pure muscle from the Victory line.  All America is abuzz about the resurrection of the historic Indian name, and Polaris has done that right.  Check out the Chief, Chieftain, Roadmaster, and the incredible new Scout.

Enjoy Victory and Indian Demo Rides from Noon – 5:00 p.m. on September 24th and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on September 25-27

Enjoy Yamaha Demo Rides from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on September 24th, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on September 25/26 and  from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on September 27th

Join Harley-Davidson for demo rides on the all new 2015’s at the Baum Harley-Davidson Village!

Demos are a popular and exciting way for riders to experience, first-hand, the thrill of riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.  Open to the general public, demo rides allow motorcycle enthusiasts the opportunity to test ride bikes from the current model year line-up.  Rides are always free!

Demo riders are required to possess a valid motorcycle operator’s license and be at least 18 years of age.  Demo riders and passengers are required to wear a property-fitting, D.O.T. certified helmet and other appropriate riding gear (including eye protection, shirt, and closed-toed shoes with a heel strap) while in the demo event.

H-D Demo rides begin on Wednesday, from noon to 5:00pmThursday through Saturday, demo rides will be conducted from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

The H-D display showroom will be active on Wednesday from noon to 6:00pm and Thursday through Saturday, from 9:00am till 6:00pm daily.

See you there!

H.O.G. Registration and Pin Stop Wednesday-Saturday – 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at Harley Davidson Village 

The Hambone Express Pig Races

Yup, the pigs are returning after a one year absence and we couldn’t be happier.  If you haven’t seen this, you have no idea of the show you’ve missed.   Every day of the rally, these fleet footed porkers will be racing at the Official BBB Campground at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

Pig Race Post Times:

Thursday – 6:00 and 8:00 pm

Friday – 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30

Saturday – 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, and 7:30

Helicopter Rides

We’ll be having helicopter rides at three different venues, The Baum Stadium Motorcycle Village, The Washington County Fairgrounds Campground, and the new Arvest Ball Park Venue.  Don’t miss this chance to see the rally from the air.  It’s breathtaking!

United FMX Stunt Team Show at The Baum Stadium Motorcycle Village

Thursday Show – 6:00 pm

Friday Shows – 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm

Saturday Shows – 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm

The Blues Train Shuttle

Runs Thursday, Sept. 25–Saturday, Sept. 27st from George’s to Baum Stadium and back on the hour and half hour.  (See Transportation tab on the BBB Website). $3 per person for a one-way trip or $5 per person for a round trip.

On Thursday the Train starts running at 12pm (noon) to 8pm.

On Friday and Saturday the Train starts running at 9am to 12am (midnight).







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12 am – Midnight

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