The first annual community barbecue was held on August 3, 1941, to celebrate the completion of the St. Hubert the Hunter church. Since then, the event has been held every summer - always on the last Sunday in June.
Residents, visitors, tourists... All are welcome!
We cook two full beef in a brick-lined BBQ pit for up to 20 hours, the Wild West way! All the side dishes and desserts are homemade. Come enjoy a relaxing day of wonderful food, fine music, and fun activities for the kids! There is lots of shade, but bring your own lawn chairs.
The 76th Annual BBQ is scheduled for Sunday, June 25, 2017.
This is a good opportunity to invite family and friends to visit beautiful Bondurant and experience a traditional whole-cow barbeque. Good times will be had by all!!
74th BBQ, June 28, 2015
73rd BBQ, June 29, 2014
72nd BBQ, June 30, 2013
71st BBQ, June 24, 2012
70th BBQ, June 26, 2011 - see highlights, below
The 70th Annual Barbeque was held on Sunday, June 26, 2011. The threatening weather kept many people home, but nearly 500 folks (five times our town's population) journeyed to the basin to experience a traditional community barbecue.
Dennis Johnson presided over the worship service. Local favorite Legends, up from Farson for the day, accompanied the congregation on guitar, accordion and vocals...
After worship the crowd waited patiently.
Food service began promptly at 12:30 p.m...
The beef had been roasting all night in the lined pit.
At noon the men - including Tom, Tony, Gary and Bill - hauled the heavy bundles from the pit, and began unwrapping heavy wire and layers upon layers of aluminum foil from the steaming delicious beef...
John and Jerry sliced the barbecued beef, and Martha served...
Hungry picnickers selected hot or mild barbecue sauce, potato salad and kraut salad and coleslaw, and delectable desserts...
Linda dished up the baked beans...
School kids offered lemonade and water. They were excited to wear their student-created 70th Annual Bondurant BBQ commemorative teeshirts...
The Pie Eating Contest - new to the BBQ this year courtesy of Stacy - brought cheers from onlookers, and mixed reactions from participants...
Following lunch and the pie eating contest many folks lingered into the afternoon, enjoying the excellent music and chatting with friends.
Right, Bob Bondurant visits with Margy in the newly re-opened Bondurant Library.
For more photos and discussion about the Library, click here.
THANKS to everyone who worked so hard to make the BBQ a success!
Click here to download the full-sized 2011 BBQ poster, above (PDF 621KB).
The Sixty-Ninth Annual Bondurant BBQ was held on June 27, 2010.
Click here to download the 2010 BBQ poster, right (PDF 816KB).
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Last updated March 24, 2016.