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Backyard BBQ Bash 

Saturday, April 29 

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ridge Ferry Park


This Spring, Ridge Ferry Park plays host to the Backyard BBQ Bash. Come out for a must see event featuring barbecue sampling, people's choice voting, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, car show and more. 

Parking for the event is five dollars per car and card only. 

Sampling bracelets for the barbecue are five dollars and limited to one per person.

Gates open at 10 a.m. Barbecue sampling begins at 11:30 a.m. and lasts until 2:30 p.m., or when sampling bracelets or bbq is almost gone. To ensure you get to taste some great bbq, make sure you arrive by 11 a.m. to buy your bracelet and taste some meat before it's all gone. 

We'll have live music presented by Trent Avery from 10 a.m. to noon and  C.W. Smith from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Be sure to check out our arts and crafts vendors along with food trucks that are scheduled to set up with a variety of items and goodies. You never know what you might find. 

BBQ Cook Off:
Registration for the cook off is open now.
Cost: $75
Must provide own meat. 
Entry includes four event t-shirts, four team member wrist bands, one sample bracelet and one 20'x20' cook site. 
Registration ends Wednesday, April 19.
*Please note: Teams registering after Wednesday, April 19, may not be guaranteed event t-shirts.*

Contest Categories:
Amateur Category: you must have competed in less than 6 competitions (you may compete in Professional if you desire)
Professional Category: you must have competed in 6 or more competitions (you may not compete in the Amateur category)

Contest Winners:
Judges’ Choice:
Amateur Category

First place winners for both pork and chicken: $300 
Second place winners for both pork and chicken: $200
Third place winners for both pork and chicken: $100.

Professional Category
First place winners for both pork and chicken: $300 
Second place winners for both pork and chicken: $200
Third place winners for both pork and chicken: $100.

Overall Winner: Total points combined in both pork and chicken categories (all teams in on this one)
First Place: $500
Second Place: $250
Third Place $100 

Please note that all prize money is calculated on number of teams participating and could change depending on number of teams.

People’s Choice:
First, second and third places for People's Choice Voting in pork will receive trophies and recognition.

For questions or more info on the barbecue cook off, contact Lindsey Jones at

Car Show
When: Saturday, November 5 
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Awards take place at 1 p.m.

All proceeds from the car show will benefit Floyd County Sheriff's Office Sheriff's Santa Program. For more information on registering in the car show, contact Tammy Bryant at

Vendor Info:
Artists and crafters are invited to set up for this year's Backyard BBQ Bash. Vendors have three site sizes to choose from.
12'x12' - $50
20'x20' - $75
30'x30' - $100

Food/Beverage Vendors - $200

Set up for vendors is Friday, April 28. There is no Saturday set up for large items such as tables, tents and chairs.

For questions or more info on being a vendor, contact Lindsey Jones at


Cook Off Info:

Vendor Info:

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