BBQ & Blues Cook-Off turns up the heat to support South Baldwin Schools

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Posted 1/29/21

FOLEY — The South Baldwin Chamber Foundation is cooking up a whole lot of fun while raising funds supporting South Baldwin area schools during the Annual BBQ & Blues Cook-Off! On Saturday, …

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BBQ & Blues Cook-Off turns up the heat to support South Baldwin Schools

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FOLEY — The South Baldwin Chamber Foundation is cooking up a whole lot of fun while raising funds supporting South Baldwin area schools during the Annual BBQ & Blues Cook-Off! On Saturday, March 13, in Heritage Park, located at the intersection of Highways 59 and 98 in Downtown Foley, festival-goers will enjoy award-winning barbeque, popular blues bands including The Defrosters, craft and retail vendors, and children’s activities.

Sanctioned by the Alabama Barbecue Association Trail and Kansas City Barbeque Society, over 20 backyard division cook teams from across the Gulf Coast will compete for the Grand Championship title and other top prizes. 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 a traveling trophy to display in their business all year! The cooking competition is open to all backyard cook teams, with a $100 entry fee covering all competition categories and up to six team members. The deadline for registration is Feb. 28.

Have an appetite for more than cook team samples? No problem! Food trucks will be on-site ready to satisfy that extra appetite. 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 thirteen local schools through programs and partnerships that enrich education, develop leadership, and better the community. The committee asks that all festival-goers wear masks, do their best to social distance while standing in lines, and use hand sanitizer provided throughout the festival grounds.

Festival Schedule:

11:00 AM ● Gates Open and Samples Begin

11:00 AM ● Magnolia Dance Company

11:20 AM ● Spearman Brewers

12:30 PM ● Student & Teacher Grants Announced

1:00 PM ● True Blue Band

2:45 PM ● The Defrosters

4:30 PM ● Cook-off Awards Presentation

A public event, admission is $10 per person. Children ages ten and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. For more information, visit foleybbqandblues.net or follow us on Facebook @bbqandbluescookoff.