When: Sat., Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 2017
"Idaho" is more synonymous with "potatoes" than "barbecue," but this food festival is meant to remind Boiseans of the potato's partner in crime on every plate—meat! The Rock'N Brews and BBQ Festival is the official, Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned barbecue competition for the Gem State, where nationally ranked aficionados face off to see who can make the best chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. This means a selection of ribs and other meaty treats will be on offer, alongside barbecue demonstrations by professional chefs and vendors. The lineup of live bands doesn't hurt either, and neither does the beer-tasting. Blues, beef and brews? Yes, please.