2019 BBQ Events and Menu

BBQ-logo-in-red-CUTOUT-300x223.pngGet ready for the 64th Annual NMC Barbecue!

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

10:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony (in front of the flag poles)

  • Coast Guard to present Colors
  • National Anthem sung by Bailey Judson
  • Serving lines open at 11 a.m.

11 a.m. Picnic Lunch

  • Menu: Buffalo burger or hot dog, beans, potato salad, coleslaw, relishes, ice cream sandwiches & beverages – all generously donated by Oleson’s Food Stores.
  • Again this year: Compostable plates, cups and forks and composting of food waste. Volunteers help patrons properly dispose of used items. Help make the Barbecue a zero-waste event.
  • What does the whistle mean? You’ll hear a long whistle for every 1,000 patrons and a short whistle for every 100 patrons who move through the serving lines.

View / download a printable program and map »

Schedule

Use the numbered items below to find the locations of NMC Barbecue events on the map below.

  1. DENNOS MUSEUM CENTER
    • Bonsai display in sculpture court
    • All galleries open
  2. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
    • 11 a.m.–1 p.m.: Head for the Hills (Live from the NMC BBQ)
    • 1–2 p.m.: North Carolines (bluegrass harmony duo)
    • 2–3 p.m.: Little Graves
    • 3–3:30 p.m.: Background Music for transition
    • 3:30–4 p.m.: Cherry Capital Men’s Chorus
    • 4–5 p.m.: Music
  3. OSTERLIN BUILDING
    • Library open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Children’s book readings: Llama Llama book series. The National Cherry Queen will read aloud at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
    • Kids Craft Table for decorating bookmarks from noon to 4 p.m.
  4. OLESON MODEL AA TRUCK
    • Q&A with one of the truck restorers
  5. A - TANIS BUILDING (outdoors, west side)
    • Opening Ceremony: 10:45 a.m.
    • Announcer’s Tent: Information; Security; Lost & Found; First Aid
    • BBQ Volunteer Tent
  1. B - TANIS BUILDING (outdoors, south side)
    • NMC Program Tent:
      • Extended Education and College for Kids
      • Great Lakes Water Studies Institute—Grand Traverse Freshwater Society and Freshwater Studies
      • Neutr-Owl (carbon neutral education booth for NMC BBQ)
      • Women of Aviation
    • Alumni Tent:
      • Alumni are invited to connect with the NMC Alumni Relations Program
      • Update your contact info for a chance to win a prize!
      • Visit with Nursing Program Alumni and purchase kayak raffle tickets (R52567)
      • Smile for the Alumni-sponsored photo booth!
  2. CHIP, THE FAUX BUFFALO & LIVE “BUFFALOCAM”
  3. CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES
    Purchase tickets for all activities at nearby booth
    • Cake and cupcake walk: Cakes supplied by NMC's Great Lakes Culinary Institute, TBAISD Culinary students and Oleson’s Food Stores
    • Cotton candy and popcorn
    • Demonstrations: NMC Tae Kwon Do Club, 1-3 p.m.
    • Games: Frog Launcher, Wheel of Fortune, Plinko Board, Pop Toss, Lollipop Tree, Duck Pond, Bounce House and more
    • Red Cross
      • Build disaster kits and have an evacuation plan for home fires
      • Wheel of Disaster for Kids
  4. BABY CARE STATION
    • Courtesy of TBAISD
  5. BIEDERMAN BUILDING
    • Northern Michigan Orchid Society display in atrium
  6. TAMARACK PARKING LOT
    • Antique Firetruck Rides
    • Automotive Technology/Barney Ride debut
    • NMC Barbecue Invitational Car Show: Vote for the People’s Choice Award!
    • Free activities provided by Michigan Army National Guard: Inflatable attractions and more!
  7. HEALTH & SCIENCE BUILDING
    • Chemistry Laboratory HS 215, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Dental Lab HS 110 & 112, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • Grand Traverse Astronomical Society, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
      • Classroom displays in HS 114 & 116
      • Telescopes set up outside of north entrance (weather permitting)
    • Physics Laboratory HS 211, 1-4 p.m.
    • Biology classroom display HS 111 & 117, 1-4 p.m.
    • NMC Student Green Team benefit plant sale, 1-4 p.m. (or until sold out)
    • Bookstore sale, logo gear and apparel, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  8. EAST HALL HOUSING TOURS
    • Housing open for tours, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  9. NORTH HALL HOUSING TOURS
    • Housing open for tours, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  10. SHIRLEY OKERSTROM FINE ARTS BUILDING
    • First Annual Printmaking Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
      • Purchase student prints produced during the 2019 Spring Semester!
    • Printmaking Demo
  1. DEL CORNER VETERANS’ LUNCH TENT
    • Special needs BBQ seating

2019 NMC Barbecue schedule and map

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