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

** This is an application to participate, not a commitment on behalf of the event.

On behalf of the Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children we would like to invite you to submit a consideration request form for the Eighth Annual Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash, which will take place on Friday, April 14, 2017 and Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the Venice Airport Festival Grounds. The event is the number one barbecue contest and bluegrass concert in Southwest Florida. With crowds reaching 25,000 persons we are seeking quality vendors who can meet the demands.

. If you have any questions please contact us. If your request is approved and you are selected you will receive an email notice.

We will require the following: Picture of your unit and description of products or services being offered

Beverage Vending

The following categories have already been contracted out:

  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Water
  • Soda
  • Lemonade
  • Tea

Food Vending

The following categories have already been contracted out:

  • BBQ
  • Hot Dogs/Hamburgers
  • Cheesteaks/Sausage Sandwiches
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Pizza
  • Crab Cakes
  • Roasted Corn
  • Soft Serve and Homemade Ice Cream
  • Kettle Corn

Merchandise Vending

The following categories have already been contracted out:

  • Event Sportswear

Informational Vending

The following categories have already been contracted out:

  • Health Care Insurance
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • Automobile Sales
  • Food Club Membership

Need a place to stay?

We have arranged discounted rates at area hotels when you use the code word "BBQ" while making your reservations. Please visit the Lodging page to learn more.

No charge for overnight Vendor RV parking (Friday and/or Saturday) - limited space available. All requests for overnight RV parking must be approved in advance by event organizer.
NOTE: No utilities provided - you will not have access to water/power at the area designated for Vendor RV parking.

Concession Request Form

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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.