Join us on October 19-22, 2023 for four days of world-class BBQ and Rock ‘N Roll in Coligny on Hilton Head Island to benefit Second Helpings and the Carl Ruiz Foundation. 2023 will include multiple events, both ticketed and free, over four days for connoisseurs, as well as, casual fans of both food and music. Now in it’s 2nd year!
The fest starts Thursday, Oct. 19th with a shopping and dining Pre-Q event featuring deals on festival fashions and highlighting BBQ & Live Music all across Coligny. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Friday, Oct. 20th will host a free-to-the-public BBQ Food Truck Rodeo and Competition judged by legendary pitmasters The Fox Bros. with musical act, CornBred, a VIP Cooking Class with celebrity chefs Brian Duffy and Beau MacMillan, a gourmet BBQ Kitchen Collab with Chefs Scott Bodkin, “Top Chef ” winner Kevin Sbraga, and “Next Iron Chef” Beau MacMillan, and a Rib-Tickler Comedy & Music Showcase featuring local musical funnyman and storyteller Campfire Tyler and nationally touring comedian Sarah Tiana (Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately, NFL on FOX).
Saturday, Oct. 21st will feature our BBQ Grand Tasting with over a dozen world-class Pitmasters and music by local legends Cranford Hollow, and Southern Rock superstars, 38 Special. Big news!! This year’s Grand Tasting will be an ALL-INCLUSIVE EVENT, meaning your ticket price includes all food, music, and beverages! VIP ticket holders get an EXTRA HOUR of food & drink, a VIP-only tent area, a designated bar, plus a private concert by Zach Stevens, and a swag bag full of fun merch. The party will continue into the evening with Leftover Ribs and local musicians jamming out at multiple music venues across Coligny.
The weekend will wrap up on Sunday, Oct. 22nd with a Bloodys, Blues, and BBQ Brunch at The Tiki Hut with musical acts, Jevon Daly & STRETCH, followed by our Pitmaster Ocean Olympics pitting pitmasters, sponsors, guests, and friends against each other in silly beach games!
Featuring deals on festival fashions and highlighting BBQ dishes all across Coligny Plaza. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Shopping 4-6pm | Music and Food 6pm – Until
Enjoy BBQ from our area’s best food trucks, with live music by CornBred, and a competition for best ribs judged by legendary pitmasters, The Fox Bros. In Coligny Plaza’s parking lot. Want to compete? Click here.
Free to the Public, 11am – 2pm
Brian Duffy (Bar Rescue, Beat Bobby Flay) and Beau MacMillan (Iron Chef, Worst Cooks In America), teach YOU the tricks of the trade with samples and take-home recipes.
Limited Seating Available, 1pm – 3pm
This year’s Grand Tasting is an ALL-INCLUSIVE EVENT, meaning your ticket price includes all food, music, and beverages! Featuring over a dozen renowned pitmasters, and live music by Cranford Hollow and 38 Special. VIP ticket holders get an EXTRA HOUR of food & drink, a VIP-only tent area, a designated bar, plus a private concert by Zach Stevens, and a swag bag full of fun merch.
VIP 12pm, General Admission 1pm
Immediately following the fest, local musicians jam out at multiple music venues across Coligny. Line-up coming soon.
Free To The Public. 6pm-ish at Coligny Plaza
Our chefs will compete in a variety of silly beach games including: cornhole, tug-of-war, relay races, beach limbo, and more. This event is hosted and organized by The Beach Play Company and Chief Playmaker, Ken Weisner.
Free to the Public. 1pm at The Beach House