Barbecue Competitions

Barbecue and craft beer lovers rejoice!  The 2nd annual Blues, Brews, & BBQ Event will kick off April 15th at the Triple Canopy Ranch in beautiful Lake Wales, Florida!

When: April 15th, 16th, and 17th

Where: Triple Canopy Ranch  – 16950 County Road 630, Lake Wales, FL 33898


There will be plenty of fun for the whole family, as this event is becoming known for featuring a great mix of music, craft beers, fantastic food from some of the finest area BBQ teams, weekend long camping and lots of fun! Smoke will fill the air as some of the area’s top BBQ Teams from across the southeast serve up their award winning recipes and compete for this year’s top honors – with a $1,000 cash prize for the Grand Champion victor!

In addition to the outstanding food, music lovers will be entertained by a variety of local and regional Artists offering the best mix of Country and Blues music. Visitors to our festival will enjoy incredible performances and much more……

Camp On Site for a Weekend of Barbecue and Craft Beer Fun!

Enjoy your entire weekend by camping on site at Triple Canopy Ranch while saving the drive home for another day. Bring your ATV’s, UTV’s, golf carts or buggies (sorry, no mud trucks at this event….the mud pits are for another day).

Be sure to join our “Party within a Party” by visiting the Craft Beer Festival. Featuring over 60 craft beers to sample you are sure to discover some new delicious flavors as you explore the latest concoctions.

Families will find plenty to do and will enjoy Games, Hay Rides, Buggy Rides, Prizes, Face Painting and Bounce House in our Interactive Kid’s Fun Zone. Various Arts & Craft and Specialty Item Vendors will showcase their merchandise and round out the activities offered at the Blues, Blues & BBQ.

Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities are still available. Each of our events attracts thousands of attendees who travel an average of 96 miles to spend the weekend at Triple Canopy Ranch. We are excited to be offering another diverse event to our schedule with the Blues, Brews & BBQ as we continue to experience incredible growth.

I’m so stoked!   I just received confirmation from the 2009 Plant City Pig Jam judges coordinator that I made the cut to be part of this year’s judging crew.  Man, I can’t wait!

If you’re planning on being anywhere within driving distance on  November 21, 2009 – then you need to get over to this event, which is a Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) Sanctioned Championship State Barbecue Competition!

From the Plant City Pig Jam Facebook Page

Do you make the best BBQ? If you think you do, or if you just like to eat great BBQ, come to the 6th Annual Plant City Pig Jam State BBQ Championship, brought to you by the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce.

Individuals will compete in the professional, amateurs and kids’ barbecue competition Saturday, November 21st at the Randy Larson Softball Four-Plex, 1900 South Park Rd/1401 Albertsons Drive. The general public has the opportunity to sample some of the best BBQ in the country!

The Pig Jam has been sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS).

Prizes will be awarded in each category with professionals vying for the $3,000 Grand Champion Award, $2,000 for Reserve and cash prizes through 10th place in each of the four food categories (BBQ Ribs, BBQ Port, Beef Brisket and Chicken). Prizes will also be awarded in the amateur and kids’ competitions.

Proceeds of the Pig Jam will benefit Plant City, Florida chamber programs.

Swamp Boys BBQ - Plant City Pig Jam 2008

The photo above was taken at the 2008 Plant City Pig Jam and shows the Winter Haven, Florida-based “Swamp Boys BBQ” Competitive Team Station.  These guys are local heroes here in Central Florida, as they were ranked 1st Overall in the National BBQ Rankings ending 2008!

For more information, to become a vendor at Plant City Pig Jam, or to find out about entering the competition or becoming a judge, log on to the Plant City Chamber web site.