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Sip & Swine BBQ Festival 2019 recap – A great time for all!

This past weekend, March 1 – 2, was our fourth annual Sip & Swine BBQ Festival, and – if we do say so ourselves – it was quite a success! Sip & Swine BBQ Festival is a KCBS-certified (Kansas City Barbecue Society) competition, but aside from the delicious barbecue, there was some great live music from Chainsaw Hunnie, Pickup Line, Georgia Red Clay, and Rebel Union to compliment the food. And there was festival food galore from our fantastic food vendors, who sold all sorts of tasty treats. There were also craft vendors who came out with their wonderful wares for the attendees to peruse as they munched on their barbecue.

(And thankfully it didn’t rain on Saturday, even though the forecast was pretty dicey for a while! It turned out to be a beautiful day. It was a bit overcast in the morning, but the clouds cleared by early afternoon and gave way to a blue sky.)

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Sip & Swine 2019 BBQ Festival

Sip & Swine 2019 only three months away!

We’re officially well into December! And you know what that means? Sip & Swine BBQ Festival 2019 is only three months away! We’re starting to get really excited for next year’s BBQ festival. It’s always a good time, and we’re ready to usher in the spring with some live music, some great food, and some fundraising for a worthy local cause. The event will be on Friday, March 1st (3 p.m. – 10 p.m.) and Saturday, March 2nd (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.) at Coolray Field in Buford, GA.

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Sip & Swine BBQ Festival raffle

The winners of our Sip & Swine 2018 raffle prizes are…

We recently held our third annual Sip & Swine BBQ Festival. Coolray Field was filled with the smells of delicious, fresh barbeque and the sound of live music as thousands of guests enjoyed the festival. There was also a barbeque competition in which both professional and amateur teams competed in their respective categories to find … Read more

Sip & Swine 2018

Sip & Swine 2018: Our best barbecue festival yet!

This past weekend, March 2 – 3, was the third annual Sip & Swine BBQ Festival at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. Sip & Swine is a Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned BBQ competition and festival. The event was a lot of fun – there was a delicious barbecue, live music, and vendors selling all manner of wares.

But the best part is that Sip & Swine is a fundraiser for The Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter.

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Kickin Fried Deviled Eggs won our first-ever BBQ Side Dish Contest!

Kickin’ Fried Deviled Eggs – The perfect BBQ side dish

For this year’s Sip & Swine, we decided to do a little something different. We just couldn’t wait for March 2nd and 3rd, so in mid-February we decided to start the fun a little early. For the first time ever, we held an online BBQ Side Dish Contest on Facebook. The prize was a VIP BBQ Festival Package for Sip & Swine 2018.

Basically, we put out the call for favorite barbecue side dishes and asked for original recipes. From there, our staff chose their favorite. So, after careful consideration of all the BBQ side dish recipes that were submitted, we made the selection.

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Sip & Swine 2018 food & craft vendors

Get ready, Gwinnett: Sip & Swine 2018 is almost here!

Our 3rd annual Sip & Swine BBQ Festival is almost here – there’s only a week left to go! It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since the first Sip & Swine, but we’re ready for this year’s festival.

Coolray Field in Gwinnett County will be host to thousands of barbeque and beer lovers alike on March 2nd and March 3rd. These barbecue fans will come together to both sample delicious barbecue and raise funds for a very worthy cause. Sip & Swine is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) and features a friendly barbecue competition with more than 80 professional and amateur teams (nicknamed “backyard” teams.) There will also be an abundance of food vendors, so even if you or someone in your family isn’t a barbecue fan you’ll be able to find something tasty. In addition to food and craft vendors, there will be dozens of craft vendors. And we’ll also have live music throughout the event.

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2017 Results

Main Contest Overall Scores Grand Champion: ATLANTA BBQ STORE Reserve Champion: WHO CARES BBQ Rank / Team Name / Total 1 ATLANTA BBQ STORE 696.5140 2 WHO CARES BBQ 693.6572 3 SMOKE THIS 689.7256 4 MUTTLEY CREW BBQ 688.5028 5 K-TOWN DADDY’S BBQ 687.9084 6 POT’S BBQ 687.3372 7 SAUCED! BBQ TEAM 686.7884 8 J … Read more