Northeast Georgia Mountains / Dillard

Dillard Bluegrass Festival & Georgia State Championship Barbeque Cookoff

Dates : 7/31/15 - 8/1/15
892 Franklin Street
Dillard, GA 30568

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The Dillard Barbecue and Bluegrass Festival started in 1997 and has grown to what it is today through the hard work, dedication, and efforts of many volunteers and BBQ enthusiasts from around the country.       

Each year, people come from across the nation to compete in this event to listen to real Bluegrass music played by numerous bands, and to savor the mouth-watering smells and sights of smoking meats of all kinds. The cooking rigs are a sight to behold, and the vendors serving the many foods and delicacies are some of the best in the world.

This year's festival will benefit the Sid Weber Memorial Cancer Fund. This fund helps support Rabun County residents who are battling this disease.

Make plans to take your vacation in August and spend a few days in the North Georgia mountains. There is nothing like it anywhere in the USA. Your kids will love it, and once you have been here, you will make it a yearly tradition.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Friday: 12:00PM - 9:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 9:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    1 day pass per person $10.00

    2 day pass per person $15.00

    ages 12 & under $0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


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