• BBQ & Blues 

    March 15 - 16, 2019

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  • Officially Sponsored By

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  • Welcome to the epicenter of good old-fashioned BBQ rivalry and swinging smooth blues! Declared a State Championship Cook-off Competition in 2009 by Governor Sonny Perdue, the Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival is a KCBS and GBC sanctioned event.

    A sure swine good time, this annual festival features out-of-this-world BBQ cook teams and vendors, a Brunswick Stew-Wing-Dessert competition, and even offers a scholarship in memory of the late Mayor Dewaine T. Bell—a man of outstanding merit largely responsible for the creation of this happening event.

    Mark your calendars and plan on being in Barnesville this coming March! 

  • The Swine Good Time

  • Friday, March 15, 2019 Friday, March 15, 2019

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

               Visit with the vendors and cook teams. Walk down Tasters Alley and enjoy samples from some of our visiting team.

     Brunswick Stew, Wings and Dessert competition will begin at 6:30 with the winners announced at 9:00 pm. All can enter.

    So bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy live blues played by  The Crossroads Band at 6:00

    Barry Darnell & Mobile Slim Band at 7:30.


    Saturday, March 16, 2019 Saturday, March 16, 2019

    Saturday is the day that we get down to business! The BBQ cook-team competition happens throughout the day and features the ‘People’s Choice’ competition—where YOU get to taste and vote on all of the savory BBQ that our Pitmasters have been hard at work preparing in an effort to claim the Grand Prize! With live music throughout the competition, the day will culminate with the cook-team competition prizes. 

  • Thank you to all of our 2019 BBQ & Blues Sponsors

  • BBQ Competitions

    More information coming soon!

  • Prizes Prizes


    $10,000 PRIZE MONEY

    MARCH 15 - 16, 2019

    Current Teams Current Teams

    Teams To Be Announced Soon!

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