Sip & Swine BBQ Festival

Filed in Events by on February 21, 2016


Sip & Swine BBQ Festival

The first Annual “Sip & Swine” BBQ Competition is a fully sanctioned national event with the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS).  It will feature two days of Barbeque competition within a large competitor and vendor village located in the parking facilities of Coolray Field (home of the Gwinnett Braves) in Lawrenceville.  There will be numerous options for food and refreshments, live music performances, and will provide an overall family friendly, casual and fun atmosphere.

The Sip & Swine BBQ Festival will be held at Coolray Field, 2500 Buford Dr NE, Lawrenceville, GA 30043 on:

  • Friday, March 4, 2016 from 3-10pm
  • Saturday March 5, 2016 from 11-5pm

Cost: FREE admission to The Sip & Swine BBQ Festival
Cost: To be a part of the People’s Choice judging, purchase a $10 People’s Choice Award Taster Kit for $10 at the event on Saturday (11:30 – 1:30).

Competition categories include Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork, and Beef Brisket.  The Backyard teams will compete in all categories barring Beef Brisket.  Only the Professional Teams, who are competing in all of the barbecue categories, are eligible for Grand Champion or Reserve Grand champion awards. There are over 70 competition BBQ teams competing.

Sip and Swine’s mission is two-fold: to showcase and promote the appreciation of competition BBQ in a fun-filled festival environment and to support our community by donating all of the proceeds of the event to the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter.

You be the judge! On Saturday, March 5th from 11:30-1:30pm, we’ll hold the People’s Choice competition. The People’s Choice competition is judged by YOU (festival goers who purchase a People’s Choice Award Taster Kit).

The Sip & Swine Vendor Village opens at 3pm beginning Friday March 4th. Be on the lookout for a fine assortment of delicious food, as well as vendors selling everything from craft items to jewelry. You don’t want to miss out!

Since admission is FREE to Sip & Swine, there’s not charge for our concerts all day Friday and Saturday! They’ve got an incredible line-up of performers for you to enjoy. Fly Betty Band will perform Friday beginning at 7pm. See you there!

Click here to learn more about the Sip & Swine BBQ Festival.

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