Northeast Georgia Mountains / Cornelia

The Cornelia Apple Blossom BBQ Festival

Dates : 4/15/16 - 4/16/16
Downtown Cornelia
102 Clarkesville Street
Cornelia, GA 30531

  • People's Choice Pulled Pork Sampling Tent

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  • People's Choice Sampling Opportunities

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  • Our Kid's Q winners for Junior & Mini Pit Masters with cool chicken hats from the Atlanta BBQ Store!

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  • 2013 Winner-Wicked Que

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  • Mmmm....chicken!

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  • Lots of great wine from Currahee Vineyard & Winery too! And those wine slushies are to die for!

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  • Gina Gailey headlining a full day of great performances.

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  • Fun for the whole family!

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  • Saucin' it up

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  • Super cool awards & trophies for our BBQ contest.

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  • Tough job for our judges to pick the best que of the day!

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  • Yum!

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  • Inflatable fun in The Little Piggy play area

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  • Mmmm....ribs....drool is dripping!

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  • Family Fun

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  • 2015 Grand & Reserve Champions - Smoke on This & Under the Radar BBQ teams both from Tennessee

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  • Local Celebrity Rib Eating Contest

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  • Just Smoke N Around Cook Team/Vendor

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  • Our friends from Whistle Top Brew Company helping patron pair sublime craft brews with tasty que.

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  • A few of our Springer Mountain Farms Chopped Challenge contestants hard at work.

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When we say you can smell our butts for miles, we aren't being rude! Professional and amateur BBQ teams will be cooking to compete for big prize money and the bragging rights as the best BBQ cook in town.

The professional contest is a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event, proclaimed by the Governor to be a state championship. The winners qualify for the American Royal Championship and Jack Daniel's Invitational. See what it takes to be a champion BBQ cook. Our contest will feature some of the best cooks from the Southeast that have been featured on TV shows like BBQ Pitmasters and the Food Network.

In addition to BBQ, live entertainment and kids activities will keep your family busy all day. Attendees can sample BBQ and other food from teams participating in Friday and Saturday People's Choice categories, as well as from other food vendors. Stop into the beer/wine garden and enjoy product/cooking demos throughout the day.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Friday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Concessions, Free Parking, Parking off Site, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


    Culinary, Food, Wine & Beer, Entertainment, Fairs & Festivals, Family Friendly, Free Things to Do, Music & Concerts