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March 10 and 11 bring award-winning barbecue, popular local musicians, food vendors, craft & retail vendors, and a kids’ zone to Heritage Park in downtown Foley. The BBQ & Blues Cook Off, presented by RiverView Turf, is back for its 15th year, adding an extra night of entertainment on Saturday night with a performance from southern rock band Wet Willie.

The festival kicks off on Friday night at 5 PM with the Drawdown event, alongside performances from local musicians Logan Spicer, Tim Roberts, Al & Cathey, and River Dan. Tickets are $20, which includes entry into the drawdown and can be purchased in advance.

The annual Cook Off event takes place on Saturday from 11 AM – 4:30 PM. Sanctioned by the Alabama Barbecue Association Trail and the Kansas City Barbeque Society, the BBQ & Blues Cook Off allows over 30 backyard division cook teams from across the Gulf Coast the chance to compete for the Grand Championship title and other top prizes. Competition categories are: Chicken, Ribs, Boston Butts, Sauce, Dessert, and Anything “Butt,” which includes exotic items and seafood. The team earning the highest in “People’s Choice” donations will be awarded a traveling trophy to display at their business all year! Vendors, food trucks, beverages, kids’ zone, and merchandise will be available. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the gate, ages 10 and younger are admitted free.

NEW THIS YEAR – Join us on Saturday night for a concert by the southern rock band Wet Willie! Gates will close from the Cook Off at 4:30 PM and reopen at 6 PM for the concert. Food & drinks will be available for purchase courtesy of Tin Top Restaurant and Flora-Bama. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased in advance.

A discounted weekend pass for access to all three events can be purchased for $50 at foleybbqandblues.net.

All proceeds benefit the South Baldwin Chamber Foundation to support thirteen local schools through programs and partnerships that enrich education and develop leadership to better our community.

Friday Night Drawdown and Concert (5 PM  – 9 PM)

  • $20 entry ticket, can be purchased in advance

  • Food & beverages available for purchase

  • Live music from local artists

  • No BBQ samples or kids’ activities available


Saturday Cook-off Schedule (11 AM – 4:00 PM)

  • $10 entry ticket, can be purchased in advance or on-site

  • Gates open & samples begin at 11 AM

  • Crafts, retail, food vendors, & a kids’ zone available from 11 AM – 4 PM

  • Live music from local schools bands & local blues bands

  • Awards begin at 4 PM


Saturday Night Concert (6 PM – 9 PM)

  • $30 entry ticket (separate from Saturday’s festival ticket) can be purchased in advance

  • Gates open at 6 PM (festival gates close at 4:30 PM)

  • Food & beverages available for purchase

  • No BBQ samples or kids’ activities available

  • Wet Willie performs from 7 – 8:30 PM

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