2016 Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival

September 17, 2016, 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm .
Thursday 9/15/2016 5:30pm-7pm Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours & Festival Kick Off Willow Creek Falls Friday 9/16/2016 7pm-9pm Downtown Blues Crawl, Downtown Blue Ridge Saturday 9/17/2016 12pm-9pm Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival Downtown Blue Ridge City Park Downtown Blue Ridge sets the stage as a fantastic back drop and venue location for a perfect early fall event. The leaves start to change with cooler days and crisp evenings that invite outdoor activities! The sounds of Blues music and the sweet smell of BBQ from local and regional cookers will fill the air as families and groups of friends enjoy this unique setting and event. $5 Admission, 12 & under FREE BLUES CRAWL: Start the weekend off right Friday September 11th, at 7:00 pm with our Blue Ridge Blues Crawl in downtown Blue Ridge. Crawl through 8 different restaurants enjoying live music, food, and drinks as we celebrate the start of our Blues Weekend in the mountains. GET INTO THE FESTIVAL FREE: Pick up your Official Blues & BBQ Festival Rack Card from your Blue Ridge lodging provider, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce or participating Crawl restaurant. Carry it with you on Friday night as you Crawl. Get all 8 stars punched and you can get into the Blues & BBQ Festival free the next day. FESTIVAL FOOD & DRINKS: Come hungry! The festival will include over 10 local and regional vendors serving their BBQ style culinary delights. Wash down that tasty BBQ with a Cold Bud Light, Local Craft Beer, Wine, Coke or Dasani water... NO COOLERS, PETS, OR SMOKING will be permitted in the festival. PLAN A WEEKEND GETAWAY! Visit our member page to secure lodging and be sure to mention that you are attending the event. Several lodging members will be offering specials and packages for guests attending the festival!