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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!

Volume Five

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 in a relaxed and shaded place Learn More
  • General Store +

    Find event t-shirts, hats, coolers and Tervis Tumblers. Plus special donated baskets of products and services at discounted prices!
  • Food Court +

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

    Governmental services are on hand to display and explain a little about what they offer. Learn More
  • TGIF Cruise-In +

    We welcome all classic car and truck enthusiasts and admirers to join us on Friday night. Enjoy some competition BBQ and live bluegrass entertainment. Car and truck owners call John Vidas 941-468-0237 for details
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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, the number of cars that can enter and egress in an hour is limited.

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

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!