Bluemont, VA – The 3rd annual Bluemont BBQ Bash and Blackberry Bonanza hosted by Great Country Farms on July 26-28 has quickly become a key step toward national prominence for BBQ enthusiasts and their fans. This official KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society) State Certified BBQ Competition is one of only a few Virginia events where competitors can qualify for the top national contests. Friends and fans can purchase tokens to preside at the People’s Choice Tasters Competition which donates the proceeds to the newly opened Boulder Crest Retreat for Wounded Warriors. Up and coming Pit Masters can learn the ropes of competing KCBS Style on Sunday, July 28 at the Backyard BBQ Competition. New competitor Kenny Jenkins notes, “This event attracts some of the top contenders in the US but everyone is extremely welcoming to newcomers. The judges and contenders share their experience and the Farm provides a beautiful setting and fun for the kids.”
The enthusiasm is contagious and there are special travel and hotel deals to bring folks together to celebrate food, family, and fun. The adjacent Bluemont Vineyard offers wine tastings and a panoramic view of the Loudoun Valley. Everyone can enjoy farm style family activities including U-Pick blackberries at their peak and all ages can compete in the traditional Blackberry Bonanza Dessert Competition. The Farm Market features pre-picked berries, locally raised meat, dairy, produce, and artist’s gifts. Kids love the unique 5 acre play ground that includes a Giant Jumping Pillow, 90’ slides, Cow Pie Putt Putt, rope swings & mazes, tractor rides and more. Enjoy the annual Waiter’s Race, bring a T-Shirt for ‘Got Berries?’ tie dying, and much more.
July 26 4-9pm Competitor Dinner and wine tastings at Bluemont Vineyard
July 27 9-6pm KCBS state certified BBQ competition & Blackberry Dessert Contest.
July 28 9-6pm Backyard BBQ Competition Register Here
Admission Only (Food NOT Included) $10/child $12/adult Discounts on Advanced Tickets!
People’s Choice Tasters Ticket (LIMITED AVAILABILITY on Saturday only) Chance to judge 5 competitors! $23/person
Contact Jaclyn Jenkins email@example.com 540-554-2073 GreatCountryFarms.com
Special travel deals via Go Blue Ridge Travel.