BBQ, Blues, and Brews: the latest tradition in Downtown Fuquay Varina events

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Continuing in the tradition of great Downtown Fuquay Varina events that showcase the talents of the local residents, the best and tastiest in area food, brewing, and music will converge just minutes from your new home at the South Lakes community on Broad Street for the BBQ, Blues, and Brews Festival to be held on Saturday, September 26.

With proceeds helping out with another fantastic area tradition, the annual International Bluegrass Festival, BBQ, Blues, and Brews follows in the vain of many of the other great Downtown Fuquay Varina events in not only putting area talent on display, but also in helping them financially. Much like another of the most popular Fuquay Varina events, the annual Chili Cook Off, which is slated this year for November 7, the participants in the BBQ portion of the festivities have the opportunity to earn prize money for the top three spots selected, as the first place entry will take home $1,000, second place will bring in $500, and third will win $300. In addition, there will be a “People’s Choice” award, where the BBQ team selected by the public on hand will win an engraved and hand carved wooden cutting board.

The BBQ entrants will not be the only ones offered up a chance to be a winner however, as there are two raffles that can send home attendees with there own great BBQ equipment. One prize, donated by K.B. Johnson Oil and Gas Company, is a beautiful Phoenix brand grill valued at $899, while the second raffle giveaway will be a “Standard Redneck Convection Oven” smoker, valued at $400 and provided by the great folks at Redneck Scientific.

In addition to fantastic, authentic food, which has in some form become a staple of Downtown Fuquay Varina events, Aviator Brewery, Draft Line Brewery, the Brick Bar & Grill, and the Fainting Goat Brewing Company all partnered with the Fuquay Varina Downtown Revitalization Association (FVDRA), guaranteeing that the best in local craft beers will also be served up throughout the days event, which run from 3:00 pm-8:00 pm.

An array of incredibly talented musicians will be on display at the Downtown Fuquay Varina event as well; as the sounds of live bluegrass and blues bands will fill the air on Broad Street from the beginning through the end of BBQ, Blues, and Brews.

For further details on what is certain to be another in the long line of highly anticipated annual Downtown Fuquay Varina events, and all the great stuff coming up in the downtown area, check out the FVDRA’s website here.