One of the premier barbecue events in the nation is coming to Suffolk Downs!

The 3-day Phantom Gourmet BBQ Beach Party will feature some of the best barbecue teams in the world, plus additional favorite summer foods, music, beer gardens, and a sandy beach.

Live racing will take place on Saturday as usual. First post time is 12:45 p.m. Admission to the BBQ Beach Party includes access to the racing.

Tickets* are $5 when purchased in advance, $10 at the door. To purchase tickets, go to

To attend the BBQ, you must enter at the event entrance located in the parking lot between lots 5 and 6. You will not be able to enter the BBQ from the usual racetrack entrances. On Saturday, once inside the BBQ area, you will have access to the racetrack through the North Grandstand entrance, which will be inside the BBQ area.

Race fans NOT wishing to attend the BBQ must use the entrances on the Clubhouse end of the building all three days. Racetrack admission at these entrances will be FREE. The North Grandstand entrance will not be accessible to the general racing public this weekend. Those NOT attending the BBQ should use the Turf Club/Valet parking lot throughout the weekend.

For more information on the event, visit