2018 BBQ Events and Menu

BBQ-logo-in-red-CUTOUT-300x223.pngWelcome to the 63rd Annual NMC Barbecue!

Sunday, May 20, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

View and download a printable event program and map here »

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

  • Coast Guard to present Colors
  • National Anthem
  • 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, & 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.

Schedule

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

You can also view and download a printable event program and map here »

  1. DENNOS MUSEUM CENTER
    • Bonsai display in sculpture court
    • All galleries open
  2. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
  3. OSTERLIN BUILDING
    • Library open 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Children’s book readings: Readings will take place every hour from 12:30-3:30 p.m., with a visit from the National Cherry Queen at 2:30 p.m.!
  4. 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 (R46481)
  5. OLESON MODEL AA TRUCK
    • Q&A with one of the truck restorers
  6. TANIS BUILDING (outdoors, west & south sides)
    1. 6a on map
      • Opening Ceremony: 10:45 a.m.
      • Announcer’s Tent: Information; Security; Lost & Found; First Aid
      • BBQ Volunteer Tent
    2. 6b on map
      • NMC Program Tent:
        • Extended Education and College for Kids
        • Great Lakes Water Studies Institute—Marine Technology and Freshwater Studies
        • Neutr-Owl (carbon neutral education booth for NMC BBQ)
        • NMC Children’s Choir
  7. CHIP, THE FAUX BUFFALO & LIVE “BUFFALOCAM”
  8. 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
  1. BABY CARE STATION
    • Courtesy of TBAISD
  2. BIEDERMAN BUILDING
    • Northern Michigan Orchid Society display in atrium
  3. 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!
    • NMC Student Veterans of America dunk tank
  4. HEALTH & SCIENCE BUILDING
    • Chemistry Laboratory HS 215, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Dental Lab HS 110 & 112, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • GT 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.
    • Science classroom display HS 117, 1-4 p.m.
  5. WEST HALL - LOWER LEVEL
    • Bookstore sale, logo gear and apparel, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  6. EAST HALL HOUSING TOURS
    • Housing open for tours, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  7. NORTH HALL HOUSING TOURS
    • Housing open for tours, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  8. SHIRLEY OKERSTROM FINE ARTS BUILDING
    • Pottery Sale & Ceramic Studio, Noon-3 p.m.
  1. DEL CORNER VETERANS’ LUNCH TENT
    • Special needs BBQ seating

2018 NMC Barbecue schedule and map

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