• The BBQ & Blues Festival is full of family fun!
    Be sure to bring your kids to play in the Kid’s Park.

  • The festival hosts a mix of young and old musicians that play hits to surely get you on your feet dancing!

  • 2012 Festival Winner

  • You never know what music legend will show up at the festival. The 2012 Festival hosted Chick Willis.

2014 BBQ & Blues Pictures courtesy of Jan Hatten: Click Here

Grand Champion/Overall






BBQ & Blues Registered Cook Teams

1. Bama Peach Barbeque Team (Georgia)
2. Kelvin’s BBQ (Georgia)
3. Back Deck BBQ (Georgia)
4. H & H BBQ (Georgia)
5. E.T.’s BBQ (Florida)
6. Smokin’ Suwanee Sweetmeats (Georgia)
7. Blazin’ 7′s (Florida)
8. Bearded BBQ (Georgia)
9. Maxus Porkamus (Georgia)
10. Swinging Swine Bar-B-Que (Georgia)
11. The Grateful Pig (Georgia)
12. Jack Rabbitt’s Smokin’ Q (Georgia)
13. Smokecrazy (Georgia)
14. Casual Smokers (Georgia)
15. Bubba Grills (Georgia)
16. Smokey Butts (Georgia)
17. Bite Back BBQ (Georgia)
18. The Pit Crew (Georgia)
19. Flint River Cooking Team (Georgia)
20. Burnt Offerings (Georgia)
21. Buzzard Mountain BBQ (Georgia)
22. Team Camo (Georgia)
23. Boog-a-lou Smoke Crew (Florida)
24. Forrest’s Fine Foods (Florida)
25. Flint River Drinkin’ Team (Georgia)
26. Barnesville Blues Brother (Georgia)
27. Uncle Chet’s BBQ (Georgia)
28. Sayewhat Backyard BBQ, LLC. (Georgia)
29. RTC Smokin’ (Georgia)
30. Hicktown BBQ (Alabama)
31. B & T BBQ Cook Team (Georgia)
32. 92 BBQ (Georgia)
33. Smoke Rising BBQ Joint (Georgia)
34. J & B BBQ (Georgia)
35. Blind Pig BBQ (Georgia)
36. Wink’s Barbeque (Florida)

Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival

On April 25-26, downtown Barnesville will host the annual BBQ & Blues Festival. In 2013, the BBQ competition was featured on the television show BBQ Pitmasters. The event is sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association, and was declared a State Championship Cook-off by Governor Sonny Perdue in 2009. Last year, 45 pro cook teams competed in the Triple Crown Series and the coveted Jack Daniel’s National Qualifier Competition.

To accompany the fabulous BBQ aroma is the sound of blues throughout the entire event. Bands from across the southeast will perform Friday and Saturday on the BBQ stage. At the Saturday night concert bash located at The Ritz Park Amphitheater, we always have a featured Blues headliner, present a Georgia Music Legend Award, Mayor Dewaine T. Bell Scholarship, and jam with other special guests. You never know who may show up!

The Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the 2014 BBQ & Blues committee will be awarding its 7th annual scholarship in memory of the late Mayor Dewaine T. Bell. The scholarship is paid for by festival sponsorships as well as memorial paper pig sales.

The Custom “Smokin’ Wheels” Auto and Truck Show will feature all pre-1983 cars, trucks, motorcycles, or any year custom vehicle or race cars. The show will be held in the United Bank parking lot and will begin at 6:00 pm on Friday, April 25. Registration is $10.00 per car. Prizes will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, a Best-in-Show trophy will be presented, Diamond in the Rough trophy, People’s Choice trophy, and 50/50 pot to the 1st place winner.

The BBQ & Blues Festival is an exciting family event that you do not want to miss. Be sure to check all of the links for detailed information or to view the official BBQ & Blues Newsletter for the specifics.