Welcome To The Bash!
We are Southwest Florida’s marquee Barbecue and Bluegrass event attracting thousands of folks every year. Venice plays host to BBQ cook teams and award-winning bluegrass bands from all over the United States. If you have never tasted award-winning barbecue or heard top-tapping bluegrass music, you are in for a treat!
The event starts on Thursday night with the Meet the Champions party at Snook Haven featuring the Cookin’ with Kids contest. On Friday there is the annual Sporting Clays Fun Shoot followed by the Kick-off Party at 5 PM with hot air balloon rides, a fish fry dinner and live music by the Swing Bridge bluegrass band. Saturday will be a full day of BBQ, Bluegrass & Beer. We promise you'll have a lot of fun and you'll won't go home hungry!