Be sure to get your applications in ASAP to compete, judge, vend or volunteer!  The deadline is fast approaching!  Must be received by Friday, August 30 by mail, fax or e-mail!

Download your applications from or stop by our office at the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 110 N. Jerry Clower Boulevard, Suite S, in Yazoo City, Mississippi to pick one up.

Send to:

Fire & Feast BBQ Competition & Festival
PO Box 186
Yazoo City, MS 39194

OR Fax to 662-746-1816

OR E-mail to

With $20,500 in CASH Prizes at stake, this is not one you want to miss!

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2013 Schedules and Ticket Prices Announced!

Don’t miss the 3rd annual Fire & Feast BBQ Competition & Festival in Yazoo City, Mississippi

September 6 & 7 at the Yazoo County Fairgrounds
203 Airport Road (aka Hugh McGraw Drive)
Yazoo City, Mississippi

Friday, September 6 – Gates open at 5 pm
$10 Admission at the gate only! Food & Beverages available for purchase.
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. No Coolers.


LIVE music schedule:
5:30pm – Bri Riley
6:00pm – The Frank Caswell Band
7:00pm – Jimmy “Duck” Holmes
8:00pm – Mojo Mudd
9:00pm – The Roosevelt Roberts Band
10:00pm – Sir Charles Jones

Saturday, September 7 – Gates open at 9 am
Arts & Crafts, Kids’ Zone, Food
FREE Admission for everyone!
Award Ceremony at 6 pm!

Fire & Feast BBQ Competition & Festival 2013 benefits the Gateway MAP Coalition and LIFESAVERS

Catch the World Premier of “United States of BBQ” in Yazoo City!

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Be sure to get to Yazoo City a day early for the Fire & Feast BBQ Competition & Festival and catch the

WORLD PREMIER of  “United States of BBQ”

Thursday, September 5, at 6pm
in the Triangle Cultural Center auditorium
332 North Main Street, Yazoo City, MS 39194


We’ll have great Food including Ubon’s Barbeque of Yazoo‘s signature Perfect Sandwich and their famous Ubon’s BBQ Bloody Mary Mix!

Ubons BBQ Bloody Mary and Perfect Sandwich

A Rob Travalino Film, this documentary tells the story of America through one of its oldest past times – barbecue! Come out and support Yazoo City’s own Ubon’s Barbeque of Yazoo and pitmaster Garry Roark who are featured in the film!


Full Description:

Civilization may have began with fire but it grew by barbecue. Smoking meat, sharing stories of life, survival and togetherness is a primal thread of the human experience the world over, and no country on Earth has barbecue running through its veins quite like America.

“The United States of BBQ” is really several interlocking stories in one. At its heart, is a tender and simple generational tale of family and tradition embodied in renown pitmaster Garry Roark and the Ubon’s BBQ family of Yazoo City, Mississippi. At first taste, Garry’s world may seem like a simple recipe for living, laid back and in the BBQ vernacular, “cooked low and slow”, but each successive bite reveals so much more. Soon, the world of BBQ explodes with a rich complexity of flavors both literal and cultural. People, places, smoke and spices, that span North and South and past and present, big city and small town.

Following Garry and Ubon’s along the fierce and fiery competition BBQ circuit, brings us face-to-face with many of the most famous and celebrated BBQ families from all over the country, each with their own special story and place on the BBQ menu. Compelling tales of struggle, hope, good times and bad roll on the breeze to pull you to the table. Sitting by the fire, you’ll even meet some surprising converts to the BBQ life, including the Ubon’s new business partners, self described “recovering” Wall Street traders David and Adam Rosen who gave up the fast lane for the low and slow.

But make no mistake, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Putting North and South together is sometimes a challenge and the competition BBQ circuit maybe a place to trade stories and recipes but it’s also the place to battle it out for money, bragging rights and culinary glory. BBQ life is not an easy life, but it’s remarkably real life. But when all the cooking and competing are done, something truly special emerges through the smoke. “The United States of BBQ” is about the preservation of a critical thread in our American tapestry, our sense of family and community. It’s a story that reminds us that we built this land from a great recipe, a blend of people, cultures, ingredients, histories and stories, baptized in fire and cooked slowly until tender – ultimately, served at a common table.

The story of BBQ is the story of America.