KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The scent of barbecue will return to GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium a little sooner this year.

Instead of waiting for preseason to enjoy Kansas City barbecue at the home of the Chiefs, fans can dive in when Q BBQ Fest returns in June.

The two-day festival is scheduled to take place Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24. It’s the third year for the event.

New this year, the barbecue festival will take place inside the stadium. The shift will allow guests the chance to sample the best barbecue from local, regional and national pitmasters involved in the event.

Ticket Options

The fun will include unlimited bbq, bands, and beer. Tickets for Q BBQ go on sale Wednesday, April 26.

  • VIP Pit Passes
    • $129
    • All-you-can-eat and drink for 4 hours
    • Early entry
    • Self-guided tours of the Chiefs Locker Room, the Bud Light Locker Room Club and the Chiefs postgame press conference room
  • GA Pit Passes
    • $69
    • All-you-can-eat barbecue festival experience for 3 hours
    • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase
  • Kids 12 and under are free
  • Tickets for guests 13-20 years old are $35

Session Schedule

  • Session 1
    • Friday, June 23
    • VIP Pit Pass
      • 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • General Admission
      • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Session 2
    • Saturday, June 24
    • VIP Pit Pass
      • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • General Admission
      • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Session 3
    • Saturday, June 24
    • VIP Pit Pass
      • 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • General Admission
      • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In addition to offering some of the best barbecue in the country, the festival will also offer barbecue tutorials and demonstrations.