• Enjoy Competition BBQ & Bluegrass!

  • FREE Entertainment!

  • The Nation's Top Pitmasters!

  • Largest BBQ & Bluegrass Event in Southwest Florida

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APRIL 15 & 16, 2016

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

Venice Municipal Airport 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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BBQ Contest

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Chili Cook-Off

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Afternoon of Bluegrass

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Dessert Bake-Off

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Kids Park

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Sporting Clays

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Fun Things To Do & See

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Cornhole Tournament

$25,000
In Cash Prizes!

Contests Sanctioned By:
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X-tra Fun Events!

  • Meet Our Champions Party +

    April 14th 5PM at Snook Haven - Meet Past Champions, See The Kid's Burger Cook-Off, plus Live Music & More! Learn More
  • Kick Off Party +

    Join Us Friday evening for Bluegrass Music, Fish Fry Dinner, Meet & Greet and more! Read More
  • Kiss A Pig Contest +

    Be sure to vote by donating to your favorite area celebrity or at least the one you would like to see "Kiss a Pig". The one with the most donations will make some pig's day!
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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 located in Venice, FL at the Venice Municiplal Airport festival grounds

Venice Airport
595 Airport Ave E.
Venice, FL 34285