Annual Dillard Bluegrass and Barbecue Festival

Annual Dillard Bluegrass and Barbecue Festival: The  2015 Dillard Bluegrass and Barbecue Festival looks to be the best yet with Bluegrass bands from around the country.  Also, the slate of Barbecue competitors is already filled, with many returning winners from past events.  The winner of the Georgia State Championship at the  2015 Dillard Bluegrass and Barbecue Festival gets to proceed to the National Championship in Kansas City.

 

Annual Dillard Bluegrass and Barbecue Festival

Come Stay at Nearby Beechwood Inn while attending the 2015 Dillard Bluegrass and Barbecue Festival!

The 2015 Dillard Bluegrass and Barbecue Festival will be the 19th annual celebration. The Festival offers great bluegrass music by nationally famous musicians. In addition, the Barbecue competition attracts chefs and their crews from around the nation. They arrive in their rolling stainless steel kitchens with air conditioning, fancy smokers and their secret rubs and sauces.  The grounds are filled with the scent of wood smoke and the sights of smokey pork, brisket and other meats.

The  2015 Dillard Bluegrass and Barbecue Festival looks to be the best yet with Bluegrass bands from around the country.  Also, the slate of Barbecue competitors is already filled, with many returning winners from past events.  The winner of the Georgia State Championship at the  2015 Dillard Bluegrass and Barbecue Festival gets to proceed to the National Championship in Kansas City.

Wednesday, July 29

Additional  Info

19th Dillard Bluegrass + Barbeque Festival

July 31st + August 1st, 2015

                                             Georgia State Championship

Cookers may begin check-in

Friday, July 31

8:00 am • Meat inspection starts for

cookers. Crafters set up.

10:00 am • Gates Open

2:00 pm • Open Stage

3:00 pm • Opening Ceremonies. Music Starts

4:00 pm • Cooks meeting at Judges tent

5:30 pm • Judges meeting at Judges tent

6:30 pm • CORN TURN-IN

​7:00 pm • TOMATO TURN-IN

8:30 pm • Music ends

1:00 am • Quiet time begins

6:30 pm • Dinner for cookers, judges,

volunteers and sponsors. (On grounds)

Thursday, July 30

7:00 am • Coffee & Biscuit Bar (foyer in the

old school house. Provided by Dillard House

9:00 am • Gates Open

10:30 am • Judges meeting in school foyer

• PEOPLES CHOICE TURN-IN

11:00 am • PEOPLES CHOICE JUDGING BEGINS

12 Noon • CHICKEN TURN-IN

12:30 pm • RIBS TURN-IN

1:00 pm • PORK TURN-IN

1:30 pm • BEEF BRISKET TURN-IN

2:00 pm • DESSERT TURN-IN

5:00 pm • Awards announced at Peoples

Choice Tent

​8:30 pm • Music ends

There’s more information on the 2012 Dillard Bluegrass and Barbecue Festival website at http://www.dillardbbq.org/