The Real Squeal BBQ & Music Festival

October 4 & 5, 2024

The Real Squeal BBQ & Music Festival began in 2010 after two locals visited a BBQ Competition in a different town unbeknown to each other. When they got back to work they told each other about going to the competition and how they thought we could improve on it. And so The Real Squeal BBQ & Music Festival was born. 

This is a two-day event full of friendly competition and a healthy dose of one-upmanship. 


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Sept 28 
Disc Golf Tournament @ Partin Park

The Real Squeal Disc Golf Tournament is open to all ages.

Adult division 18+


1st place $75

2nd place $50

3rd Place $25

& trophies

Youth Division 17 & Under $10

Trophies awarded

Oct 4
Free Event
Downtown Lyons

Starts @ 9:00 am

Backyard BBQ Competition

BBQ Sauce Competition

Food Vendors

Arts & Crafts 

Kids Inflatables

4:00 Introduce Real Squeal Pageant Winners

5:00 Cruise-In

5:00 Street Dance

8:15 Fireworks

Oct 5
Free Event
Partin Park

Starts @ 9:00 am

Professional BBQ Competition

Chainsaw Carving Demonstration

Food Vendors

Arts & Crafts

Indian Artifact Show

Flint Knapping

Kid's Creative Play

Kid's Inflatables

10:00 Pig Tales Awards

10:30 Music

3:00 Introduce Real Squeal Pageant Winners

4:00 BBQ Awards

5:00 See you next year!

Oct 5
The Squealin' Car Show @
Lyons First Baptist Church

$20 entry fee, sign up on the day of.

9:00 -11:00 am Registration 

11:00 Judging

2:00 Awards 

Trophies awarded:

Best Survivor

Best Hot Rod

Best 87-back Truck

Best 88-present Truck

Best Pre-1950 Car

Best 1951-1972 Car

Best 1973-2000 Car

Best 2000-present Car

Best Motorcycle

Best Retro Rod

Best of Show

Top 10

Mayor's Choice

Contact Cody Williamson at 912-585-7916.