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BBQ, Blues & Brews

Downtown Fuquay & Arts Center
Historic Varina Shopping District Saturday, September 23rd 2:00pm-7:00pm Free event. There is a fee for tasting tickets and food.


This is a fundraising event for Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association (FVDA) and features all the things people LOVE about North Carolina…BBQ, Blues, and Craft Beer!! Guests are encouraged to visit all contestants to sample delicious BBQ, savor a great & unique selection of craft beers and enjoy a variety of blues music provided by our event partners.

Parking: Locations throughout Varina! Please park in event parking at the following locations only.

F-V High School (Broad Street)
Ample Storage (Fayetteville Street)
Old Gold Leaf Tobacco Warehouse (North Street)
Mason Jar Lager Company (Broad Street)
Tasting Tickets – Event and Ticket sales will start at 2:00PM.

$10 Tasting Tickets: Allows you to “Taste” 10 BBQ’s samples; (2 oz. samples) of your choice.  You can buy as many $10.00 tickets as you think your stomach can take! 
Vote for your favorite BBQ! People’s Choice Votes from 2-5pm! 6:30pm winners wil be announced!
FVDA Information tent  and water sales tent are located in the front lot of Stephens.
Ticket Sales Tents are located in the front lot of Stephens.
No REFUNDS! When the BBQ runs out, we are OUT!
Plan Ahead!! Tickets generally sell out EARLY!
Non-alcoholic beverages will be available at beverage tents located in the contest zones.

Bands Schedule – 2:00 – 6:30 PM
General Guidelines:

No dogs are allowed per town ordinance. Please leave them in the comfort & safety of your own home.
Anyone purchasing beer must be 21 years or older and required to show a valid photo ID to each beer provider.
BBQ Cook-Off Winners!