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The Nation's Top Pitmasters!

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Sporting Clays Tournament

Cornhole Tournament

Lots of Fun!

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Award Winning Bluegrass!

The Boxcars

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Lonesome River Band

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Good Times!

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Selected as One of The Best BBQ Events in Florida!

Venice Airport Festival Grounds A Finger Lickin' & Hot Pickin' Good Time! Free Parking / Free Admisssion!

A Finger Lickin' & Hot Pickin' Good Time!
Venice Airport Festival Grounds
Free Parking/Free Admission!

APRIL 20 & 21, 2018

Fri 5pm-9pm | Sat 10am-6pm

Major Sponsors

Media Partners
Produced By & Benefiting

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Barbecue Cook-Off

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Chili Cook-Off

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Bluegrass Entertainment

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Meet Our Champions

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Kids Park

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Sporting Clays Tournament

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TGIF Party

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Cornhole Tournament

X-tra Fun Events!

  • Old Town Saloon +

    Enjoy fine Craft Beers from Goose Island at the Saloon! Learn More
  • General Store +

    Find dozens of products and services that have been donated. Take home souvenir tee shirts, hats, coolers and more. Everything supports the kids!
  • Food Court +

    Please visit our food court area for a wide variety of other non-BBQ items.
  • Public Safety Exhibits +

    Area businesses, non-profit organizations and governmental services are on hand to display and explain a little about what they offer. Plus, an antique tractor show and classic trucks! Learn More
  • Classic Car & Truck Cruise-in +

    See classic cars and trucks for years gone by!
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Things To Know!

  1. NO Pets, Coolers, Beverages or Weapons Permitted.
  2. NO Umbrellas, Tents, or Backpacks.
  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. We are a FREE event - donations needed!

What Folks Say...

  • "First time here, had a good time, good blue Grass music. Good food. Free event, well organized free parking and beautiful weather."
    Allen C. Ft. Meyers, FL
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We're located in Venice, FL at the Venice Municiplal Airport festival grounds

Venice Airport
610 Airport Ave E.
Venice, FL 34285

Parking Guide

Because of single-road access to the parking areas there is a limit on the number of cars an hour that can make it in and out of the parking area.

ENTERING – During peak hours there will be three lanes to enter the parking at the gate. Please stay in designated lanes and follow instructions from our parking attendants. Remember there is shuttle service to the entrance gates.

EXITING – Follow the marked driveways. Do not cut across for there is numerous soft sand areas.

PLEASE BE PATIENCE AND EVERY THING WILL MOVE MUCH FASTER!