Those who can, DO. Those who can do MORE…


Begging…. it’s so… unbecoming.  And yet, we do it here every year.  There’s just no way around it. Festivals are a LOT of work.  Add to that 3 Barbecue competitions – we’re talking countless hours!  There is no way for our little (but awesome!) committee to get it all done by ourselves.  Believe me when I say our volunteers are well taken care of, and much appreciated.  T-shirts, food, drinks, VIP seating at the annual CVB Honors (and of course the love and adoration poured on them by everyone on our committee)…  We treat our volunteers like royalty, and they in turn work their buns off for this event!  Not that they do it for the t-shirts, the recognition, or even our undying love – which is a good thing.  None could compare to the amount of work they accomplish (although, we really do love our volunteers a LOT!).

All of this is to say (ask, guilt-trip, BEG?) if you have a few hours available on September 7 & 8, 2012 in Yazoo City, Mississippi – we sure could use your help. We’ll treat y’all real good, give you a t-shirt, feed you and everything!!

Download the application, fill it out, and send it in to us. We’ll take it by fax, e-mail, messenger pigeon, scribbled on a napkin, message-in-a-bottle on the Yazoo River, smoke-signals, morse code… if you send it, we’ll be looking for you come September.  😉


BYOG …or… How many amps does it take to win a BBQ competition?

Last year’s competition went GREAT, but we did have one big issue – power for the BBQ teams.  It all worked out fine after some finagling by our awesome teams, but in order to avoid any issues this year…

BBQ Teams – Please keep in mind that certain types of electrical equipment (hot plates, microwaves, RV’s with air conditioning, etc.) will not run on a 20 amp breaker.  If you are bringing these types of items, please remember to BYOG… that’s Bring Your Own Generator. 

As our applications state, there may be some additional power available on-site – but there will be an additional fee, and the supply is very limited.  If you want to be assured of having the power you need, we encourage you to BYOG.  The Yazoo County Fairgrounds is an awesome location for this festival to continue to grow over the years, but for the time being, we appreciate your patience with us and with the wonderful folks at the fairgrounds as we work toward making Fire & Feast one of the greatest barbecue competitions in existence!  (We dream big, y’all!)

Thanks so much from the Fire & Feast crew!  If you have any questions, feel free to call us at the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-381-0662.

Have a Happy 4th of July!