Smokin' in the Pines BBQ Festival

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Taylor County, Florida is home to one of the largest and most popular BBQ Festivals in the state and southeastern United States!

This event gives out over $15,000 in cash prizes for the following BBQ Events:

  • OPEN BBQ Competition ($10,000 in cash & prizes)

  • Sauces of Honor Competition sponsored by National BBQ News ($1,000 in cash & prizes)

  • People's Choice ($500 for 1st Place - No Entry Fee)

  • KIDZ-QUE Competition (Ages 6-13)

Thousands of dollars in cash prizes are awarded during the weekend to those in all the competitions. Visitors can sample BBQ at the many sampling stations or they can be a judge in the People's Choice portion of the event where they can try over 35 different kinds of pulled pork.

A mixture of southern rock and country music plays throughout the entire weekend featuring some of the most renowned blues artists. For those who want to attend this event, there is no fee to enter, however, if you want to sample BBQ and enter the People's Choice, there is a small fee for those portions of the event. In addition to BBQ, this event features arts & crafts, antique car show, kids play area, activities and great entertainment.

Date: September 23-24, 2022

Location: Forest Capital Park, Perry, FL