• 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

2014 BBQ & BLUES FBA RESULTS
Grand Champion/Overall

Ribs

Pork

Chicken

Brisket

 

2015 Registered Cook Teams

1. TBA (TBA)

 

Barnesville Battle of the Bones Festival

On May 1-2, downtown Barnesville will host the Barnesville Battle of the Bones Festival. In 2013, the BBQ competition was featured on the television show BBQ Pitmasters and in 2014 it celebrated its 10th anniversary. 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, 36 pro cook teams competed in the event, which was also an automatic qualifier for the World Food Championships held in Las Vegas, NV.

The Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the 2015 event committee will be awarding its 8th 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 Auto and Truck Show will feature 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 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 2. Registration is $15.00 per car.

The 2015 Barnesville Battle of the Bones event will certainly be an event you will not want to miss. We encourage you to participate as a spectator, pro-cook team, musician, or vendor. For more information, please contact the Chamber at (770) 358-5884.