Festivities featuring a sneak peak at the BBQ vendors begin Friday, February 1 at 6 pm and are open to all (Friday entry – $10).
Join us for the big BBQ competition and music on Saturday, February 2 from 10 am – 5:30 pm (Saturday entry – $1 donation).
6:30 Sponsor’s Dinner with music by Travis Williams
7:00 Ben Meyer (Bonfire – all evening)
8:15 – 9:50 B-Haven rockin’ the night
10:00 Blue Rooster Band
11:30 Almost There
1:00 Natan Baldwin Band
4:00 The Legendary JC’s
10:30 Jim and Judy’s Big Ass Jam (all day)
12:00, 2:00 Cypress Gardens Water Ski Show
10:00 Ben Meyer (all day)
This epic BBQ event is held at the Citrus Center Boys and Girls Club in Winter Haven. 2400 Havendale Blvd. NW. A free “Park & Ride” service will be provided from Champions Church, located at 1801 Havendale Blvd. NW. Premium parking ($5) also available.
100% of funds raised go directly to Boys and Girls Clubs in Winter Haven, Lake Wales and Haines City. The cost is only a $1 donation (kids 12 & under are free). We rely largely on your generous sponsorships to support the 800 kids we serve every day.
Sponsorships fill the missing gaps in our funding. Even in the face of budget cuts, we always persevere thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and supporters. Become a sponsor! The Friday night sponsor party cannot be missed! Open bar, dinner under the stars, live music, fireworks—the works. On Saturday, $500 and up gives you special access to the our MVP tent. Amenities announced soon.
2017 Professional BBQ Teams
- Nice Racks
- Kenny Nadeau
- Uncle Todd’s Competitive BBQ
- Fantasy Q
- Team Uncle Buck’s
- Golden Gate
- All Fired Up and Kicking Ash
- 2nd Hand Smoke
- Hot Wachulas
- Shanty Town
- Sweet Smoke Q
- Swine Dynasty
- Accutech BBQ
- The BBQ’s Hack Lakeland
- Wink’s Barbeque
- Twisted Texans
- Backyard Bro’s
- Swamp Boys
- Big Daddy Q
- What’s in the Box?
- Chubby’s BBQ
- Belly Up
- Old Man Frank’s
- Family BBQ
- 2 Crackers Cookin
- Skin & Bones
- Smoke Shack
- BJ Mannix
- Kick Yo Butt
- Lazy J
- Krazy Train
- Yep BBQ
- Bull Rush
- Blitzkrieg BBQ
- Hoggy Style BBQ
- Smokin’ & Pokin’
- Pullin’ my Pork
- St. Louis BarBQ
Become a sponsor
Your support makes a difference! All sponsorship levels come with tickets to our Friday night Sponsor Party, event recognition and many other perks. Deadline for banners is January 16th. Your generosity is instrumental.
Is there a better way to spend your Saturday? We don’t think so.
If you need more reasons to give or attend, check out this video.
Goes to the Club
Have questions? We have answers.
What's happening on Friday night?
What's the music lineup?
6:30 – Sponsor dinner starts
7:00 – Ben Meyers playing at bonfire for public
8:40 – Fireworks
8:50 – The Last Exit Blues Band 1st set (Main Tent)
9:50 – The Last Exit Blues Band 2nd set
Lake side bonfire with Ben Myers the whole evening
10:30 – Blue Rooster Band
12:00 – The Next Level Band
1:30 – Glass House Point
2:30 – Spirit and the Cosmic Heart
3:45 – Soul2Earth
5:00 – Teams BBQ Contest Winner Awards Ceremony
LAKE FRONT STAGE:
10: 30 – Jim and Judy’s Big Ass Jam all day (except during ski shows)
12:00 and 2 PM Cypress Gardens Water Ski
BON FIRE STAGE:
Ben Myers all day (except during ski shows)
How much does the BBQ competition cost?
Who will be competing?
Where can I park?
For $5.00, you can take advantage of “Premium Parking” at the following two locations:
Garner Elementary: 2500 Havendale Blvd. NW
Oakridge Funeral Home: 2425 Havendale Blvd. NW
We had a fantastic time last year. Raised some money. Raised some spirits. Raised some smokers up to blistering heats in the service of some of the best BBQ in the South. Where there’s a wet-nap, there’s a way. Do not miss this event!