The South Baldwin Chamber Foundation is cooking up a whole lot of fun while raising funds supporting Foley area schools during the Annual BBQ & Blues Cook-Off!  On Saturday, March 14, in Heritage Park, located at the intersection of Hwy 59 & 98 in Downtown Foley, festival-goers will enjoy award-winning barbeque, popular blues bands including The Defrosters, craft and retail vendors, children’s activities.

An Alabama Barbecue Association Trail and Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event, cook team competition rules follow the required guidelines.  Competition categories are:  Chicken, Ribs, Boston Butts, Sauce and Anything “Butt” which includes exotic items, seafood and desserts.  The team earning the most “People’s Choice” donations will be awarded with a traveling trophy to display in their business all year!  The cooking competition is open to everyone (backyard only) with the $100 entry fee covering all competition categories and up to six team members.  Deadline for registration is March 1st.

For those who have an appetite for more than cook team samples will be sure to find something to satisfy their hunger with one of the food trucks on site. Beer, wine, soft drinks and water will also be for sale, along with the official event T-shirts.

Special thanks to Riverview Turf as the Presenting Sponsor of the BBQ & Blues Cook-Off and to the Foley Piggly Wiggly as the Official Meat Sponsor!  All proceeds benefit the South Baldwin Chamber Foundation to support twelve local schools through programs and partnerships that enrich education, develop leadership and better the community.

Festival Schedule

11:00 AM                            Gates Open and Samples Begin!

11:00 – 11:30 AM            Magnolia Dance Company

11:30 – 12:30 PM            Spearman Brewers

12:30 PM                            Student & Teacher Grants Announced

1:00 – 2:30 PM                 True Blue Band

2:45 – 4:00 PM                  The Defrosters

4:30 PM                               Cook-off Awards Presentation

Admission is $10, children 10 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

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