• Enjoy Competition BBQ & Bluegrass!

  • FREE Bluegrass Concert!

  • Sixty Top Pitmasters!

  • Largest BBQ & Bluegrass Event in Southwest Florida

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SATURDAY APRIL 18, 2015

10am - 7pm

Venice Municipal Airport A Finger Lickin' - Hot Pickin' Good Time! Free Admission & Parking

A Finger Lickin' - Hot Pickin' Good Time!
Venice Municipal Airport
Free Admission & Parking

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Net Proceeds Benefit

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BBQ Contest

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Chili Cook-Off

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Afternoon of Bluegrass

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Dessert Bake-Off

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Kids Park

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Sporting Clays

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Fun Things To Do & See

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Cornhole Tournament

$20,000
In Cash Prizes!

Contests Sanctioned By:
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X-tra Fun Events!

  • "Smokin'" Iron Chef +

    New Event! Local restaurants will square off for an Iron Chef style event. An exciting spectator event! Learn More
  • Kick Off Party +

    Join Us Friday evening for Bluegrass Music, Fish Fry Dinner, Meet & Greet and more! Read More
  • Kiss A Pig Contest +

    Be sure to vote by donating to your favorite area celebrity or at least the one you would like to see "Kiss a Pig". The one with the most donations will make some pig's day!
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Things To Know!

  1. NO Pets, Coolers or Weapons Permitted.
  2. NO Umbrellas or Tents.
  3. NO Soliciting.
  4. ATM Machines Available
  5. Tram available from parking to the main gates.
  6. Bring a comfy chair or blanket for concert.
  7. Traffic Note: Please allow ample time for parking
  8. We are a FREE event donations welcomed!

What Folks Say...

  • "There is a natural connection between bluegrass music and barbecue cooking. They go hand in hand! "
    Nancy Caldwell IBMA Nashville,TN
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We're located in Sunny Venice, FL at the Venice Municiplal Airport Event Area

Venice Airport
595 Airport Ave E.
Venice, FL 34285