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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

At Snook Haven - April 13th • 5pm - 8pm

Tickets - $25

  • 5 PM - 6 PM MEET & GREET – Welcoming of our past champions, sponsors, media sponsors and the volunteer committee.

  • 5 PM – 7 PM THE SHAMES - will entertain on the band shell with their “down-home” music repertoire.

  • 6 PM – 7 PM COOKIN' WITH THE KIDS - Teams from the Foundation’s five facilities* will compete. Pitmasters Rub Bagby, Dana Hillis, Myron Mixon, Jim Elser and Tommy Harden will assist them. Guest judges will determine the winners. Each team will be given mystery ingredients, tee shirts, a Weber Grill and charcoal. The Pitmasters will supply a recipe and seasoning.

  • 6 PM – 7 PM A SOON TO BE FAMOUS BUFFET - The buffet will consist of southern style creations.

  • 7 PM – 8 PM ROASTING OF A FRIEND – The winners of the Kid’s Cookin' Contest to be announced. Followed by a presentation of this year’s special friend award.

* The Florida Center, Children’s First, Special Olympics, Community Haven and Loveland Center.

Dana Hillis - cookin' with the kids

Dana Hillis
Snook Haven
A delicious Back Woods Smokehouse.
5000 East Venice Ave
Venice, FL 34292
PH: 941-485-7221

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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.