• Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival

    April 16 & 17 2021

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  • Officially Sponsored By

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  • Welcome to the epicenter of good old-fashioned BBQ festival and swinging smooth blues! Declared a Family Fun Night, the Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival is the place to be on April 16 & 17.

    A sure good time, this annual festival features out-of-this-world BBQ vendors, Taster's Alley and a Kid's Park!   

    Free entry for the concert and festival.  Taster's Alley is $5 per person.   

    Vendors open at 5:00pm.  Music starts at 5:00pm. 

    Mark your calendars and plan on being in downtown Barnesville! 


    United Bank will kick off this Smokin & Sizzlin event with a Business After Hours on Thursday, April 15 from 5-7 at the United Bank downtown location! Everyone Welcome to join us!



  • Family Fun Night Friday, April 16 2021 Downtown Barnesville!    All starting at 5 pm!


    Taster's Alley - Friendly Fire Competition- Entry for $5 and vote on the best tasting food.

    Ancillaries Community Competition: Wings, Dessert & Bloody Marys!

    Kids' Park: $7 arm bands

    Free Concert:

    Celeb Anthony- 5-6 pm

    Wes Robbinson and Jesse Dickenson 6:3- 7:30 pm

    The Furloughs 8- 9:30 pm

    Community Awards Presentation



  • Friday, April 16, 2021 and Saturday, April 1, 2021 Friday, April 16, 2021 and Saturday, April 1, 2021

    IT ALL BEGINS with out of this world BBQ and swinging blues!

               Visit with the vendors. Walk down Tasters Alley and enjoy samples.  



  • Thank you to all of our 2021 BBQ & Blues Sponsors!   Sponsor Opportunities

    Dear Sponsor:

     On behalf of the Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce and the Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of the Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce and our mission. The Mission  is to Promote, Lead and Enhance the Business Community. As we are all trying to thrive in these uncertain times, we know our community has been affected by the pandemic and that is why we have been working hard to provide relevant information to help our community move toward recovery. However, as a non-profit, we need fund raisers like the BBQ & Blues Festival to help us meet the goals of our Mission. Last year, with cancelation of both or our festivals, we lost 90% of our income.  We know we are not the only ones that are struggling.

      We need your assistance to help this event to be successful to both the community and the guests that will come to our community for this event. The Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival is April 16 & 17 2021 in downtown Barnesville. This is our first year with the Georgia Barbecue Association, and we are extremely excited to bring this sanctioned event back! Besides the GBA Cook Competition on Saturday, the BBQ Committee has worked hard at making this event something that our community can also take part in and enjoy.  We know things will be a little different, as COVID continues to loom. Our community’s safety is our top priority.  The GBA has their own COVID regulations for safety and we will follow the CDC’s guidelines to make this a fun and safe evening for community. For our community we will have our “Family Fun Night” featuring a free concert sponsor by United Bank. Music will begin at 5pm and we will also have a small kids park, food vendors, our Taster’s Alley- friendly fire competition, and community cook off, just to name a few things for Family Fun Night.

     As a sponsor you will be receiving many incentive items from the committee as negotiated. I want to assure you that our committee will be doing everything possible to make your sponsorship an asset for your business.

     A valuable benefit to sponsoring this event is name recognition at the event. We will be posting your business name in various locations throughout the festival.

     Another opportunity for exposure will be the ability to have a brochure of your services and/or items related to your business placed in the team, judges and sponsor bags. These bags are given to teams and judges as a thank you for their participation. This is a great opportunity for you to receive local and regional coverage.

     Team Bags: One bag is given to each team and each bag consists of festival information, local information, sponsor information/goodies, and useful products that teams can use that weekend. Please remember that teams can actually be future customers. A majority of teams are from this region and usually consist of small business owners that use other products when not cooking in addition to products they may use in their cooking hobbies. For this reason, you may want to include things such as matches, paper towels, latex gloves, etc. These will be packaged with your logo and company information on them (ex. gloves in a Ziploc bag with your company sticker and information on the bag). In addition to smaller items that fit in the bags, you can also provide us with larger items that we can deliver to cook team sites (ex. Kingsford supplies charcoal and Clorox supplies clean-up wipes). There will be a total of 40 team bags.

     Judging Bags: The individuals that participate as judges for the festival come to Barnesville from throughout the region. Please call Melissa at (770) 358-5884 for further information on bag items. The deadline for items to be received will be Friday, April 2, 2021

     To show our appreciation for your sponsorship, we would like to invite you and your staff personnel to join us for this event.

      I have enclosed /attached the BBQ Sponsor packet. We hope that you will help us make this a great event for everyone involved. Once again, I would like to thank you for your support. I look forward to working closely with you in making the festival a success for everyone. We are hoping despite the pandemic to make this the best one yet! If I can answer any questions or be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to call at 770-584-3448. 

     Thanks again,

     Melissa Lee

     President and CEO

    Event Coordinator

    Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce


     Sponsor Opportunities



  • Firday, April 16, 2021 FREE Concert!

    Music starts at 5 pm

    Caleb Anthony

    Wes Robinson & Jesse Dickinson

    The Furloughs

    Spnonsored by:

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  • GBA Cook-off Saturday, April 17, 2021