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The Nation's Top Pitmasters!

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Sporting Clays Tournament

Cornhole Tournament

Plenty of Good Times!

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Award Winning Bluegrass!

The Boxcars

The Grascals

Lonesome River Band

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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 14 & 15, 2017

Gates Open: Fri 5pm | Sat 10am

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

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

Major Sponsors

Media Sponsors
Net Proceeds Benefit

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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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Kick Off Party

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Cornhole Tournament

Over $20,000
In Cash Prizes!

Contest Sanctioned By:
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Official Qualifying Contest For:

X-tra Fun Events!

  • Saloon +

    Enjoy fine Craft Beers from Goose Island and Fat Point at Bobby's Saloon! Learn More
  • General Store +

    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!
  • Food Court +

    Please visit our food court area for a wide variety of other non-BBQ items.
  • 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 cars! Learn More
  • Stage Door +

    Join your favorite bluegrass band after their performance for a howdy and shake session. They will have CDs, Tee Shirts and many more souvenir items available for purchase.
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Things To Know!

  1. NO Pets, Coolers or Weapons Permitted.
  2. NO Umbrellas, Tents, Coolers 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. Traffic Note: Please allow ample time for
    entering and exsiting the parking area.
  8. We are a FREE event - donations welcomed!

What Folks Say...

  • "Love the hospitality of the volunteers"
    Robert M. Ft. Meyers, FL
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Volunteer!

Join the fun and help raise funds. 100% of the monies raised go to charity! Click here to volunteer today or click Below to donate!

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We're giving away $20,000 in cash!

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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 people an hour who 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!