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Join us on October 17-20, 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. 17th with a Fire + Flavor cooking class with Brian Duffy and Lee Lucier at Forrest Fire BBQ followed by 
the Taste of Tomorrow – Sip and Shop Sneak Peek to discover exceptional deals on festival fashions while enjoying the mouthwatering BBQ and live music that will be showcased throughout Coligny Plaza.
This event is FREE and open to the public.

Friday, Oct. 18th will host Lunch at the Lot: The Ultimate BBQ Battle where top pitmasters go head-to-head, vying for your coveted vote with their incredible flavors, an extraordinary culinary experience at the Pitmaster’s Table gourmet BBQ dinner, and a Rib-Tickler Concert featuring live music, dancing, and exclusive drink specials at FISH Casual Coastal Seafood. 

Saturday, Oct. 19th will feature our BBQ Grand Tasting with over a dozen world-class Pitmasters and music by local legends Cranford Hollow, and Southern Rock superstars, Drivin N Cryin! 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, a private concert,  and exclusive swag/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 live music. 

The Experience

Fire + Flavor with Brian Duffy and Lee Lucier

Brian Duffy (Bar Rescue, Beat Bobby Flay) and Chef Lee Lucier (Restaurant: Impossible, Dinner: Impossible), teach YOU the tricks of the trade with samples and take-home recipes.

Forrest Fire BBQ, 3 – 4pm

Taste of Tomorrow – Sip and Shop Sneak Peek

Indulge in a unique blend of shopping and dining at this exclusive preview of the barbecue! Discover exceptional deals on festival fashions while enjoying the mouthwatering BBQ and live music that will be showcased throughout Coligny Plaza.

Coligny Plaza, 4 – 6pm | Complementary Champagne and Souvenir Glass

Lunch at the Lot: The Ultimate BBQ Battle

Prepare your taste buds for an unforgettable experience as top pitmasters go head-to-head, vying for your coveted vote with their incredible flavors. This is your chance to savor the best BBQ dishes, soak in the live music, and mingle with celebrity chefs. 

Coligny Plaza, 12 – 2pm

Pitmaster’s Table

This exclusive dinner event features our very own celebrity chefs and renowned pitmasters, offering you a front-row seat to their culinary genius. You’ll witness their talents firsthand while sharing stories, laughter, and incredible cocktails, all perfectly paired with a sumptuous family-style barbecue feast.

Forrest Fire BBQ, 6 – 8:30pm

Rib-Tickler Concert

As the sun sets and the stars come out, we’ll keep the energy high with live rock and roll music that will have you dancing all night long. This prelude to our main event features incredible performances from talented bands, exclusive drink specials, and more—all set in the vibrant atmosphere of Coligny Plaza.

FISH Casual Coastal Seafood, 9:30 – 11pm

Grand Tasting & Concert

Join us for an unforgettable BBQ Grand Tasting event featuring over a dozen world-class Pitmasters, paired with incredible live rock and roll music! This ALL-INCLUSIVE event means your ticket covers all the delicious food, beverages, and music you can enjoy.

VIPs Enjoy an EXTRA HOUR of food and drinks, a VIP-only tent area/bar, exclusive swag, and more!

VIP 12pm, General Admission 1pm

Leftover Ribs After-party

Immediately following the fest, local musicians jam out at multiple music venues across Coligny. Drink and food specials will be available. Line-up coming soon.

Coligny Plaza, 6pm-ish 

Bloodys, Blues, & Brunch

Bloody Marys along with a delicious BBQ-inspired brunch buffet, and live music. 

The Beach House

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