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The Country's Top Pitmasters!

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Sporting Clays Tournament

Cornhole Tournament

Plenty of Good Times!

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The Nation's Best Bluegrass!

The Boxcars

The Grascals

Flatt Lonesome

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Selected as One of The Best BBQ Events in Florida!

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Don't Miss the Kick-Off Party!

APRIL 15 & 16, 2016

Fri 5pm - Sunset | Sat 10am - 7pm

Venice Airport Festival Grounds A Finger Lickin' & Hot Pickin' Good Time! Completely Free Event!

A Finger Lickin' & Hot Pickin' Good Time!
Venice Municipal Airport
Completely Free Event!

Major Sponsors

Media Sponsors
Net Proceeds Benefit

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Professional BBQ Contest

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Chili for Charity

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Afternoon of Bluegrass

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Meet The Champions

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Kids Park

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Sporting Clays

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Kick Off Party

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Cornhole Tournament

$25,000
In Cash Prizes!

Contests Sanctioned By:
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Official Qualifying Contest For:

X-tra Fun Events!

  • Bargain Barn +

    Find dozens of products and services that have been donated. Most items are offered at a 50% discount or less. Save some money plus support the kids!
  • Outdoor Living Exhibits +

    Outdoor Living area has all sorts of exhibits you can browse through to learn how they can become part of your life style.
  • Community Corner +

    Area businesses, non-profit organizations and governmental services are on hand to display and explain a little about what they offer. Police Horses, the original and modern Venice Fire Dept Truck and More!
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Things To Know!

  1. NO Pets, Coolers or Weapons Permitted.
  2. NO Umbrellas, Tents or Coolers.
  3. NO Soliciting.
  4. ATM Machines Available
  5. Tram available from parking to the main gates.
  6. Bring a comfy chair or blanket for concert.
  7. Traffic Note: Please allow ample time for parking
  8. We are a FREE event donations welcomed!

What Folks Say...

  • "There is a natural connection between bluegrass music and barbecue cooking. They go hand in hand! "
    Nancy Caldwell IBMA Nashville,TN
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We're giving away $25,000 in cash!

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We're located in Venice, FL at the Venice Municiplal Airport festival grounds

Venice Airport
595 Airport Ave E.
Venice, FL 34285