Southern Pines Blues & BBQ

Taylor County is home to one of the largest and most popular BBQ Festivals in the state and south-astern United States...The Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival.  This event features the TRIPLE CROWN BBQ COMPETITION FINALS.  In addition to the Annual Triple Crown/Tri-State Competition Finals there are five other competitions...the OPEN Triple Crown Competition (Open to all competitors—professional & amateur), the Backyard BBQ Competition (Includes Homeboy), People’s Choice and the JOHN BOY & BILLY Grilling Sauce Contest!

Thousands of dollars in cash prizes are awarded during the weekend to those in all the competitions.  Visitors can sample BBQ at the many sampling stations or they can be a judge in the People’s Choice portion of the event where they can try over 35 different kinds of pulled pork.

Rockin’ blues music plays throughout the entire weekend featuring some of the most renowned blues artists.  For those who want to attend this event, there is no fee to enter, however, if you want to sample BBQ and enter the People’s Choice,  there is a small fee for those portions of the event.  In addition to BBQ, this event features arts & crafts, antique car show, kids play area, activities and great entertainment.

Bring the family!


6th Annual Southern Pines Blues B-Q

Forest Capital State Park

203 Forest Park Drive

Perry, Florida


December 13-14, 2013