April is here which means BBQ Boogie & Blues is just over 3 weeks away! Get ready for KCBS sanctioned professional, backyard, and kids cook-offs; plus FREE live entertainment, food and arts & crafts vendors, kids zone, Amazing Race, bike safety rodeo, and Georgia String Band Festival. Below is the schedule of events. Hope to see you there!
Friday, April 27
6 p.m. – BBQ Buffet opens @ Velo Vineyard
6 p.m. – Vendors Open on Court Street & Park Avenue
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Live Music on Court Street ~ Kurt Thomas (free admission)
7 p.m. ~ Georgia String Band Festival at Harris Arts Center featuring the Down Hill Strugglers ($20 admission)
Saturday, April 28
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – A full day of entertainment & fun! Vendors & Kids Zone Open
10 a.m. – Live Music on Court Street ~ Joseph Evans with the Georgia String Band Festival
10 a.m. – Amazing Race Starts
11 a.m. – People’s Choice Opens – Try the competitors’ BBQ $10 (located outside the library) *Sells out quickly – get there early!
11 a.m. – Bike Rodeo
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Live Music on Court Street ~ Courtney Dickinson (free admission)
12 p.m. – Gordon County Fiddlers’ Convention* Registration Opens @ Harris Arts Center
*Competitions include fiddle, banjo, buck dance, string band and traditional singing.
1 p.m. – Gordon County Fiddlers’ Convention Starts @ Harris Arts Center ($10 admission/12 & under free)
4 p.m. – BBQ Competition Awards Presentation
Thank you 2018 Sponsors!
Hamilton Medical Center Hamilton Physician Group Family Savings Credit Union
Dub’s High On The Hog BBQ Gordon County Antique Engine & Tractor Club
Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Calhoun
Mauldin Trash Service Momon Construction North Georgia Farmers Insurance ~ JT Orr Agency NovaCopy React Auto Glass Santek Waste Services
Calhoun A-OK Campground Carter & Sloope, Inc. Cline Pools Greater Community Bank
Gordon County Young Farmers Northwest Georgia Regional Fair