Southern Pines Blues & BBQ

Taylor County is home to one of the largest and most popular BBQ Festivals in the state and south-eastern United States...THE SOUTHERN PINES BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL!  This event gives out over $15,000.00 in cash prizes for the following BBQ Events:  OPEN BBQ Competition ($10,000.00 in cash & prizes), John Boy & Billy Grilling Sauce Contest ($1,000.00 in cash & prizes), People’s Choice ($500.00 for 1st Place – No Entry Fee), Backyard BBQ Competition ($1,500.00 in cash & prizes) & KIDZ-QUE Competition (Ages 6-13)

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!


7th Annual Southern Pines Blues B-Q

Forest Capital State Park

203 Forest Park Drive

Perry, Florida 32348


December 11-12, 2015