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  • Published on Apr 10, 2014

    Southern Region BBQ Festivals

    As winter fades behind us, it is time to fire up the grill again! For some people a good old fashioned barbeque means sitting out on the porch with family and friends, grilling and having a nice time. For others, grilling time means barbecue competitions!

    As summer approaches, the competitions are starting to heat up. Have you ever thought, “Man don't I make the best ribs out there?” Then now is your time to prove it! Even if you don’t think your food is the best, barbecue competitions are always fun to try different foods from a variety of different people.

    So what are you waiting for? Load up your RV this spring and summer and hit the road to see some of the best grill masters compete! If you are looking for some around the Georgia/Southern region, you don’t have to look or drive far! Here are some great competitions coming up that will be sure to get you ready for the summer grilling season.

    1. Barnesville BBQ and Blues Festival

    Barnesville BBQ Festival Located right here in Georgia, the Barnesville BBQ Blues Festival will be held Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 in downtown Barnesville, GA.

    There will be several events happening at this festival for the entire family to enjoy! The BBQ portion of the festival will take place on both Friday and Saturday and will feature several different categories. Friday night, the competition for all registered teams will be:

    • Wings1/2 Pot
    • Best Chili 1/2 Pot
    • Dessert 1/2 Pot

    On Saturday, competitions will take place in:

    • Chicken
    • Pork
    • Ribs
    • Brisket
    • Sauce

    While there is definitely a lot of barbecue, there are plenty more activities to enjoy at this festival! Other activities will include:

    • BBQ & Blues Cornhole Tournament The double-elimination tournament will be on Friday, April 25 beginning at 5:00p.m.
    • Kids Fun Park This area will be available throughout the weekend and is a place where kids can be kids!
    • Custom Car and Truck Show The car and truck show will feature several different custom vehicles on display from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday and will be located at United Bank’s Parking Lot
    • Plenty of Live Music
    • Prizes and Giveaways

    This festival is sure to be a blast, and with so many activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

    2. Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash

    suncoastThis BBQ bash will take place in lovely Venice, FL on Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19. The bash will feature sixty Championship BBQ teams competing for cash and the bragging rights of the public, with many of the competitors selling the their barbecue to the general public! The BBQ competitions will be held in four categories:

    • Chicken
    • Ribs
    • Pork
    • Beef Brisket

    In addition to the fantastic barbecue on hand, there will be several other activities and events happening over the weekend. Some of the events include:

    • Concerts There will be four concerts throughout the weekend, and headlining will be grammy nominated Boxcars!
    • Kid's Park This park will feature free face painting, a bouncy house, games, and much more for kids of all ages to enjoy!
    • Community Corner Patrons can visit with many local businesses, non-profit organizations, and the City of Venice who will be offering information on their products and services.
    • Cornhole Tournament This is an American Cornhole Association sanctioned tournament. The top three winners in the open category will share a $1,000 purse and the top two winners in the tailgate division will receive plaques.

    CSRA Camperland

    If you are looking to attend any BBQ competitions this season, do so in your RV! Come check out CSRA Camperland, Augusta’s largest RV dealer for any of your RV needs.

    Whether searching for a new or used RV or if you need service done to your current one, let CSRA Camperland help you out. Give us a call at 800-568-2772 or stop by our location at 3844 Washington Road in Martinez, GA.          

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