The event takes place at the Douglas Municipal Gene Chambers Airport (440 Elton D. Brooks Blvd). Event will include a GBA sanctioned BBQ competition, FREE outdoor concert on Friday night, DJ on Saturday, motorcycle show and dice run, car show, arts & crafts, outdoor vendors and more. The South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival is open to the public Friday, September 7th, 1pm-10pm and Saturday, September 8th, 9am-5pm. General Admission is free, but there’s a small charge for some events/activities.
Motorcycle Events, Show, and Dice Run
Motorcycle riders and enthusiasts are encouraged to mingle and shop with vendors on Friday from 1pm – 10:00pm.
Also on Friday from 4:30pm – 7:00pm, motorcyclists can pre-register for events that take place on Saturday.
On Saturday, September 8th, motorcycles will roar in and out of the airport from 8am – 5pm! Saturday events will feature a Dice Run, Motorcycle show, 50/50 draw tickets to benefit a non-profit in Coffee County (1 ticket $1 or 6 tickets $5), Motorcycle Games and more!
For more about the Motorcycle Show, click here.
For more about the Dice Run, click here.
FREE CONCERT: Kason Layne
The Friday Night concert and fun will starts with REAL radio with Matt Baldridge LIVE onstage beginning at 6pm! Join the fun as Matt gets everyone ready for the concert with music and giveaways!
KASON LAYNE will take the stage at 7pm! Founded in 2007, Kason Layne is one of those bands that sounds like a him rather than a them. Their debut single, “Miss You Bad” charted simply on the strength of the band’s hard work, visiting radio stations and playing every dive bar and college campus that would open their doors for them. With a sound that blends all of their influences, the best of Southern Rock, Modern Country and classic honky-tonk, giving them a sound comparable to many in the “outlaw” movement of the 70’s. The group is preparing to release their second album in July and will be touring your area soon.
BBQ Cook-off: $20,000 in Prizes and CASH!
The BBQ Cook-off will be held in conjunction with the South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival and will be held at the Douglas Municipal Gene Chambers Airport, Friday – Saturday, September 7 & 8, 2018.
This year in addition to regular GBA cook off categories, we are offering an ancillary Cook-off! To find out more about how to become a member of the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA), click here. Be sure to follow the South Georgia BBQ Festival on Facebook.
NAPA/Brooks Auto Parts Car Show
The NAPA/Brooks Auto Parts Car Show will feature over 50 antique and custom cars and trucks for all to see on Saturday, September 8 from 9:00am – 2:00pm.
Registration fees apply.
Registration: 9:00am – 11:00am Judging: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Winners will be announced 2:00pm at the Youth Center.
To register for the car show, click here.
Plaques Awarded for: Top 20 in Show, People’s Choice, Best Engine, Best Interior, Best Paint, Best of Show (Trophy).
UH-1H Huey Helicopter Rides
LTC (ret) John “Doc” Holladay, President of the Friends of Army Aviation and a three tour Vietnam Veteran, invites the public to come out and experience the opportunity of a lifetime by riding in a restored UH-1H Huey helicopter.
This experience will remind you of the time gone by of what young soldiers encountered over 50
The cost to participate in this opportunity of a lifetime will be $60 per person (tax deductible).
Southeastern Wildlife Encounters with Tyler Lott
Join Wildlife Educator & Naturalist Tyler Lott as he educates the public about the importance of the native wildlife encountered throughout the Southeast.
Tyler will have his LIVE booth setup in the Kids Area to teach children and adults about the importance of preserving wildlife and protecting nature’s creatures.
Booth will be setup on Friday, September 7, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Wildlife Presentation – Friday, September 7 at 4:00pm