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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 19th • 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 KIDS BURGER COOK-OFF - 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, Loveland Center and Challenger Baseball.

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, 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!