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MARCH 27 & 28, 2020
VENICE AIRPORT
FESTIVAL GROUNDS
FREE ADMISSION
FREE PARKING

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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 Swing 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

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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.