Bikes Blues BBQ

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Date(s) 09/20/2023 - 09/23/2023
Dickson Street
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72702
More Info Official Website
Phone 479 527 9993

Dates for the 2023 Bikes Blues & BBQ (BBB) in Fayetteville are now live. Next, Bikes Blues is one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the US. It is also the largest rally in Arkansas. Again in 2023, BBB is on the LightningCustoms.com’s Major Motorcycle Rallies List.

Now the Bikes Blues Rally does benefit charities. Although the amount donated per attendee is about $.25 / a quarter (see the numbers below), the total amount over the last 20 years has made a difference.

Of course, as the name implies, there will be lots of barbeque. In addition, there will be a lot of blues bands at the rally. Another huge draw during Bikes Blues BBQ is the riding in the Ozarks.

Other events include the following:
-Motorcycle show
-Poker runs
-BBB Barbeque Championship
-Car show
-Miss Bikes Blues & BBQ contest
-Tattoo expo

For more information on the Rally and Fayetteville attractions, see the below sites:


2022 Bikes Blues Information

First, the 2021 Bikes Blues BBQ Rally was canceled. But the 2022 Fayetteville Bikes Blues’ dates are now live.

Note there are still a lot of unknowns in 2022. But the below information is an overview of what will happen at the motorcycle rally to give you an idea of what happens. Every year riders go to the Fayetteville region for Bikes Blues and Barbecue. In addition, there are a lot of locals that come out to enjoy the bike rally.

Next, the Bikes Blues BBQ Motorcycle Rally is the largest in Arkansas. In addition, it is also one of the largest bike rallies in the US. Again, the family-friendly BBB rally is on LightningCustoms.com’s Major Motorcycle Rallies List.

Bikes Blues & Barbecue Rally Events

First, there has not been an announcement of the official primary venues. But the traditional four venues for Bikes Blues Barbeque are on Dickson Street, Washington Fairgrounds Saloon, Baum Stadium, and Arvest Ballpark.

As the name implies, there are lots of motorcycles, blues bands, and BBQs. Plus, there are amazing rides in the Ozark Mountains.

Next, there has also not been an announcement of the official 2022 Bikes Blues & BBQ schedule of events. But there are a lot of regular attractions:

– Bike show
– BBB Championship
– Car show, poker runs
– Miss Bikes Blues & BBQ contest
– Tattoo and art expo

Other attractions include parties, a motorcycle parade, a raffle, demo rides, big rig setups, and lots of vendors.

Also, the Bikes Blues Rally donates $85,000-$110,000 to local charities every year. Note: the $85,000 number is from the BBB Rally Facebook page ($1.6 million/19 years). Then the $110,000 is from the BBB website ($2 million/19 years).

The annual donation is only about $.25 per attendee (400,000 attendees/ $ 100,000). Some might not view this small amount per attendee to qualify Bikes Blues as a true “charity” rally. Instead, some say using the term “charity motorcycle rally” is more for marketing. But with all that being said, the total amount of money donated does help charities.

Finally, it is traditionally free to go to the venues. But there are Bikes Blues and Barbecue VIP options available. Next, there are some entry fees for shows and BBQ tasting that you can see on their website. And the train between Dickson St. and Baum Stadium fees are TBA. Also, the shuttle that takes you between Washington County Fairground to Dickson St. during Bikes Blues & BB fees are TBA.