Cross-Country Cookout and related media

This summer, HISTORY® is taking BBQ to the next level with the Cross-Country Cookout, a 13–city tour of the hottest festivals in America, featuring the 80–foot Ultimate Smoker and Grill. This is no ordinary backyard BBQ – the giant grill has the capacity to cook up to 2,000 pounds of BBQ at once! Finger lickin' BBQ provided by pit master Trace "The Rib Whisperer" Arnold of 3 Stacks Smoke & Tap House located in Frisco, TX.

Check out the schedule below and make your way to one of our events to sample free BBQ and enjoy great HISTORY entertainment and giveaways. You might even spot some of your favorite HISTORY stars along the way.

  • HISTORY proudly supports Soldier's Wish

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    Cross-Country Cookout Sweepstakes

    Enter for a chance to win a weekly prize pack from the HISTORY® Cross-Country Cookout:

    • A propane gas grill ($399 ARV)
    • Swamp People marinade
    • Bandanas, sunglasses, coozies
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Date Event Location Event Details
May 17 – 19, 2013 Wildflower Arts & Music Festival
Near Performance Dr. & Galatyn Parkway
Richardson, TX
May 25 – 26, 2013 HISTORY 300
Charlotte Motor Speedway
near Concord Parkway & Bruton Smith Blvd.
Concord, NC 28027
  • Ticketed event
  • For more information, visit History 300
June 6 – 9, 2013
10:00am – 6:00pm
CMA Music Festival
Broadway and 2nd Avenue
Nashville, TN 37201
  • Grill is located in public lot
  • Attending concerts at the CMA Music Festival requires ticket purchase
  • For more information, visit CMA Music Festival
June 23, 2013
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Columbus Clippers Game
333 W. Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, OH
  • Grill is located in the parking lot across from Huntington Park entrance
  • Attending the Clippers game requires ticket purchase
  • For more information, visit the Columbus Clippers
June 25, 2013
11:00am – 6:00pm
North end of Union Square Park on the corner of 17th Street & Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003
  • Open to the public
July 3, 2013
11:00am – 6:00pm
Boston Harborfest
Boston City Hall Square
Boston, MA
July 6 – 7, 2013
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Henry W. Maier Festival Park
Milwaukee, WI
  • Ticketed event
  • For more information, visit Summerfest
July 13, 2013
Time TBD
Movies & Music in the Park
Location TBD
Minneapolis, MN
  • Open to the public
July 20, 2013
11:00am – 6:00pm
North Avenue Beach Parking Lot
on West LaSalle Drive
Chicago, IL
  • Open to the public
July 29 – 31, 2013
9:00am – 5:00pm
Oshkosh Airventure
Wittman Regional Airport
Oshkosh, WI
  • Ticketed event
  • For more information, visit Airventure
August 4 – 6, 2013
11:00am – 6:00pm
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Second Street Plaza between
Lazalle St. and Main St.
Sturgis, SD
  • Open to the public
August 10, 2013
11:30am – 4:30pm
Pawn Stars Cookout
Gold and Silver Pawn Shop
713 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89101
August 17 – 18, 2013
11:00am – 6:00pm
The Grove
Farmer's Market Pl & Gilmore Way
Los Angeles, CA
  • Open to the public
  • For more information, visit the Grove

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