Swine 'N Dine started in 2011 with a friendly BBQ competition in a backyard in Paxton, Illinois. Over the years it has expanded into a downtown street festival!
The event features live music, kids’ activities, vendors, a bags tournament, a cruise-in, and of course – Great BBQ!
The 2023 event entertinment announcement will be coming out on April 6th! Make sure to subscribe to our site and follow us on social media to find out when we announce!
Entry forms and rules for the BBQ contest will be available online soon, as well as details on all the events. The music will start at 5:00 PM. Entry into the concert is FREE, tickets for the party pit (section closest to the stage) will go on-sale at the time of the lineup announcement!
This is a free community event, designed to improve the exposure of Paxton’s historic downtown area and to highlight Paxton’s genuine hometown qualities, businesses, and local attractions. Through such a large community event, several out-of-town guests and residents of surrounding areas have been able to explore Paxton’s downtown area and create new bonds of friendship and trust within our business district.
We are able to keep this a free event due to our very generous sponsors. Our sponsors not only receive recognition in various ways throughout the event, but there are also many perks to becoming a sponsor such as artists' meet and greets, free party pit tickets, and of course..some great BBQ. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please download the form below for more information.