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MARCH 26 & 27, 2021
VENICE AIRPORT
FESTIVAL GROUNDS
FREE ADMISSION
FREE PARKING

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Winners of this year’s Sportsman’s Raffle are…

Sorry about the delay in the drawing for this year’s Sportsman’s Raffle but rounding up every thing was very challenging to say the least. First ticket was Jason Janota for a Yeti… Continue Reading Winners of this year’s Sportsman’s Raffle are…

The 11th Annual Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash that was originally scheduled for this week was postponed do to the cancellation of our permit for the festival grounds by the City of Venice, CDC recommendations and our concern for the safety and well-being of our community. Our mission to ensure that Sarasota County-based non-profit organizations can continue to serve special needs folks is unwavering. Therefore, we are rescheduling the event for March 26 & 27, 2021. Your patience, positive attitude and remembering those we serve is most appreciated and valued.
Chairman’s Update

Practically a day does not go by that I am not asked about the future of the Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash. Unfortunately, there is no way for me to… Continue Reading Chairman’s Update

Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash draws the top pitmasters to compete in Venice
Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash draws the top pitmasters to compete in Venice

The top pitmasters in the southeastern United States are among dozens of teams competing in the 11th annual Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash. The pitmasters will compete in Southwest Florida’s… Continue Reading Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash draws the top pitmasters to compete in Venice

‘Dueling Banjo’ collaboration returns to Bash
‘Dueling Banjo’ collaboration returns to Bash

Two of the world’s best and most awarded banjo players again will team up for a “Dueling Banjos” segment at the Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash on March 28 at… Continue Reading ‘Dueling Banjo’ collaboration returns to Bash

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The History of Bluegrass (VIDEO)

As the big day comes closer, why not prepare with an excellent documentary on the history of Bluegrass Music. Several of the featured performers have played at the Suncoast BBQ… Continue Reading The History of Bluegrass (VIDEO)

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First round of BBQ Judges selections have been made

The first-round of the 2020 Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass BBQ Judge selections have been made. The next round of selections will follow as more teams signup. Bob Anderson Kathy Anderson… Continue Reading First round of BBQ Judges selections have been made

Welcome to the Bash

The Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash is Southwest Florida’s marquee barbecue and bluegrass event attracting tens of thousands of folks every year. Venice plays host to elite barbecue cook teams and award-winning bluegrass bands from all over the United States. If you have never tasted award-winning barbecue or heard toe-tapping bluegrass music, you are in for a treat!

The event starts Thursday night with the Kick-off party featuring the Battle of the Burgers. On Friday morning there is the annual Sporting Clays Tournament followed by the TGIF Party at 5 PM with a classic car show, a fish fry dinner and live music by the Swinging Bridge bluegrass band and friends. Saturday is a full day of BBQ, Bluegrass and Brew.

We promise you’ll have a lot of fun
and you won’t go home hungry!

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Parking Guide
  • We’re located in Venice, FL at the Venice Municiplal Airport festival grounds, 610 Airport Ave E. Venice, FL 34285
  • Because of single-road access to the parking areas, the number of cars that can enter and egress in an hour is limited.
  • ENTERING – During peak hours, three lanes will enter the parking at the gate. Please stay in designated lanes and follow instructions from the parking attendants. A shuttle service to the entrance gates is available.
  • EXITING – Follow the marked driveways. Do not cut across for there is numerous soft sand areas.
PLEASE BE PATIENT AND EVERY THING WILL MOVE MUCH FASTER.

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Thing’s to Know
  • No Pets, Coolers, Beverages or Weapons Permitted.
  • No Umbrellas, Tents, or Backpacks.
  • No Soliciting.
  • ATM Machines Available.
  • Trams available from parking to the main gates.
  • Bring a comfy chair or blanket for the concerts.
  • We are a FREE event with FREE parking — donations welcomed
Traffic Advisory

In exiting on Saturday between 2 pm and 4 pm you may experience some delays.

Don’t miss the chili cook off

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Suncoast Foundation © 2019. All Rights Reserved.

Suncoast Foundation For Handicapped Children, Inc., is registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Registration #CH9820. Suncoast Foundation For Handicapped Children, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and employs no contract solicitors and receives 100% of all contributions. A copy of this official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7452 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.

Suncoast Foundation © 2019. All Rights Reserved.

Suncoast Foundation For Handicapped Children, Inc., is registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Registration #CH9820. Suncoast Foundation For Handicapped Children, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and employs no contract solicitors and receives 100% of all contributions. A copy of this official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7452 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.