American Family Festivals

Brasstown Valley Horsin’ Around BBQ Showdown and Festival

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Looking for a family friendly event this Memorial Day Weekend? Then check out the Fifth Annual Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa Horsin’ Around BBQ Showdown and Festival on Saturday, May 26th from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Come for the BBQ competition and stay for the family activities including the newest feature – three shows by the FMX Motorcross Stunt Team.

The BBQ competition has up to 40 teams of semi-pro BBQ cookers participate in the officially sanctioned Kansas City Barbeque Society’s Georgia BBQ Championship Series. Festival goers will be able to participate in the Peoples’ Choice contest: judge and taste the award winning BBQ from noon – 1 p.m. or until the BBQ runs out.

The day-long event takes place in the horse pasture at Brasstown Valley Resort. Cost is $7 for adults ($5 per person when you have four or more guests in a car) and free for children under 5, and includes complimentary parking. In addition to the BBQ there is a Kids Fun Zone, Pony Rides, food for sale, live music featuring Stephen Phillips & Midnight Express and The Georgia Highlander’s Bluegrass Band, The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Bird Show, Bungee Jumping and Chainsaw Art. For more information and driving directions visit:

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