2022 WhistleStop Festival back this weekend

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The 2022 WhistleStop Festival is back this weekend at John Hunt Park to benefit the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum STEM expansion.

There will be the Shadetree and KCBS Professional BBQ competition, the People’s Choice Tasting competition, Wing Thing and more. The main focus of the WhistleStop Festival has always been barbeque and this year nearly 110 cookers are expected to compete in competitions.

Food trucks will also be on-site throughout Friday and Saturday for people looking for something other than barbeque.

There will also be live music and plenty of televisions for people wanting to know what’s happening in college football on Saturday.

The festival is open Friday from 4 - 11 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. at John Hunt Park. Tickets are $10 per day.

To find out more about the festival, click here.

As for road closures, they started on Thursday, Sept. 8 and will conclude on Sunday, Sept. 11.

Jaycee Way will be closed from Phillip Dotts Drive south of the Jaycee Building and Steve Hettinger Drive will be closed west of the museum entrance to Jaycee Way.

Huntsville Police are asking that drivers use alternate routes and be aware of extra pedestrian traffic.

Charles Montgomery

Charles Montgomery

Charles is a December 2021 graduate of West Virginia University. While earning his degree, Charles served as the sports editor for the WVU student newspaper, the Daily Athenaeum. Charles also completed a summer internship in 2021 for ESPN Louisville radio.