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Southern Smoke N’ Sip Festival and BBQ Competition

May 24, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Helotes Festival Grounds, Helotes, Texas
Event Summary
Welcome to Southern Smoke N Sip
A festival celebrating the
best in BBQ, mixology, and automotive excellence.

Date: May 24th of 2024
Event Time: Saturday 3pm to 11pm
Location: Helotes Festival Grounds

Event Highlights:
● Over 100 BBQ masters
● 20+ Margarita competitors
● 50+ Car Show participants
● Live Performances
● Vibrant Carnival Midway
● 15+ Food Vendors
● 15+ Drink, Desert, Snack, Ice Cream Vendors
● 40+ Pop Up Vendors - (Products & Services)
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Event Details
Welcome to the Southern Smoke N Sip Festival & BBQ Competition, where a symphony of flavors, mixology magic, and automotive elegance converge in an unforgettable celebration! Immerse yourself in the culinary brilliance of over 100 barbecue contestants hailing from Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and beyond. Our Bar-B-Que Battle spans categories like Best Chicken, Pork Ribs, Beef Ribs, Brisket, Beans, Cookers Choice, and Best Seafood, with a $20,000 Grand Prize up for grabs.
For mixology enthusiasts, the Margarita Mix-Off beckons, challenging participants in Best Tasting, Best Presentation, and Silent Creeper categories. Craft your signature margarita and compete for the title of Grand Champion Mixologist with a chance to claim a share of the $3000 Grand Prize.
Automotive aficionados, get ready for the Car Show Extravaganza showcasing Best Muscle Car, Paint Job, Exotic Car, Foreign Car, Classic Car, and the prestigious 2024 Car King. Revel in the beauty, power, and innovation displayed by the finest vehicles on the scene.
But that's not all—On Saturday - families and kids are in for a treat at our Carnival Midway/Fun Zone! With exhilarating Carnival rides, Moon Bounces, and a myriad of carnival games, the young and the young at heart are guaranteed a day of joy and laughter.
As the sun sets, the festival transforms into a live music haven featuring performances across two stages each day, ranging from Country and Latin beats to Pop and Hip Hop rhythms. Stay tuned for headliner announcements that will elevate the celebration. On Friday Major Concert & On Saturday Great Live Entertainment 
Feeding your appetite for more, our Food Court boasts 30 Food, Drink, & Desert vendors serving up a variety of delectable treats. From savory barbecue delights to refreshing margaritas and diverse culinary offerings, there's something to satisfy every palate.
Over 40 pop-up vendors will add an extra layer of excitement, offering a diverse range of products and services. Shop, dine, and explore the vibrant marketplace that complements the festival atmosphere.
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General Terms

All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.

Refund Policy

All items are non-refundable under any circumstances.

Age Restriction
Friday Event - 18 & up with valid ID
Saturday Event - No Age Restrictions
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When & Where
May 24, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM CST
Helotes Festival Grounds
12210 Leslie Rd
Helotes, Texas 78023
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