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Smoke on the Water Festival - Expired Event

Location McFarland Park
200 James M Spain Drive
Florence, AL 35630
April 27, 2018 - April 28, 2018 - CONFIRMED!

From Smoke on the Water Festival Website:

April 27-28, 2018
Florence, Alabama McFarland Park

The Smoke on the Water Festival is more than just a BBQ cook-off its an event for the entire family! Sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society and the Alabama BBQ Association, this cook-off will determine the very best barbeque from among the entrants, and the winners will win cash prizes. If you love barbeque, this is the place to be!

Bring your family to McFarland Park on April 29, 2017 and sample this for yourself! A $10+ donation to Shoals Scholar Dollars ($5 for kids 6-12 and free for the little ones) is all you need to enjoy everything the festival has to offer. What do you get?

While it lasts, you will be able to sample BBQ from some of the cook teams represented. Come taste and vote for your favorite- the Peoples Choice Awards will be based on your votes!
All-day live entertainment (check out the 2017 Entertainment tab)
A Noon-Time Open Blue Grass Jam Session show up and play! Bluegrass Flyer
Corn Hole competition ($40 entry fee per team of two people) Cornhole Flyer
Access to Porks Pub Beer Garden (for those of-age)
Vendors of all kinds
A Cruise-In car show [Sponsored by the Colbert/Lauderdale Baptist Association] Cruise-In Flyer
Come see the winners [sponsored by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama]
A Kids Zone
and loads of fun things for the entire family
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the day!

If you want to put together a cook team to compete in the BBQ event, be sure to check out our FAQs and the Registration tab. This is a great way for seasoned chefs to show off their skills and take home cash prizes!

Check out information about the Cornhole Tournament and the Cruise-In under the Registration tab.

It's the Smoke on the Water Festival, and it will be delicious!
Contact nameJeff McDaniel
Event Website
Public Admission Price$10+ donation to Shoals Scholar Dollars ($5 for kids 6-12 and free for the little ones)

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