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If you’ve been searching high and low for the best way to ask your friends “Why you all up in my grill?” as I’m sure most folks have, we’ve got the solution for you!

We have a LIMITED supply of Fire & Feast 2012 LIMITED EDITION T-shirts available now for ONLY $5 and they can ONLY be purchased at the office of the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau in Yazoo City!  Don’t wait, stop by today!


Calling All Artists!

Calling All Local and Regional Performers

This is an open call for information on you or your group/band. We need to get the line-up for Fire & Feast 2013 put together as soon as possible in order to maximize our media placement and advertisement.


If you are interested in performing in Yazoo City at Fire & Feast 2013 on Sept. 6th, please e-mail a short bio, up to 2 MP3’s, and your best video (or link to video) to


Must be submitted by February 28, 2013, to be considered.


The Winners!

Congratulations to all our winners!  Thank you for your participation and support of Fire & Feast 2012!  We can’t wait to see y’all next year in Yazoo City!


Anything Butt
1st – Pull My Pork and Rub My Ribs with a bacon wrapped tenderloin
2nd – Smokin’ Bandits fried green tomato topped with shrimp
3rd – International Grillers frog legs

Baked Beans
1st – Magnificent Red eyed Smokers
2nd – Chief Smokers

Hot Wings
1st – Chief Smokers
2nd – Burned at the Steak
3rd – Paradise Porkers

1st – Budro’s BBQ
2nd – Barnyard

Bloody Mary
1st – Frontwood Smokers
2nd – Smokin’ Bandits


1st Place – Smokin’ Bandits
2nd Place – Frontwood Smokers
3rd Place – Butt Ugly BBQ


1st Place – Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department
2nd Place – Yazoo City Fire Department – B-Shift

MBN Competition Results


1st Place – Boar’s Night Out
2nd Place – 10 Bones
3rd Place – Diamond D Cooking Team
4th Place – Fireman John’s BBQ
5th Place – Barnyard Roasters
6th Place – Slap Jo Mama
7th Place – Forrest’s Fine Foods


1st Place – Red Hot Smokers
2nd Place – Boar’s Night Out
3rd Place – 10 Bones
4th Place – Paradise Porkers
5th Place – Burned at the Steak
6th Place – Chimneyville Smokehouse
7th Place – Slap Jo Mama


1st Place – Red Hot Smokers
2nd Place – Chimneyville Smokehouse
3rd Place – Slap Jo Mama
4th Place – Diamond D Cooking Team
5th Place – Barnyard Roasters
6th Place – 10 Bones
7th Place – Boar’s Night Out


Red Hot Smokers

We’re about to get ALL up in your grill!!

Fire & Feast is almost here, y’all!  THIS weekend in Yazoo City at the Yazoo County Fairgrounds.

Friday night is the Fire & Feast Concert!
Gates open at 5pm.  Admission is $5.
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs.  No coolers.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase, as well as rides on T-Bone the Mechanical Bull from Meridian, Mississippi!



Bri Riley
Jaime Muilwyk
Vivacious Val McKnight
House of Cards
Monkey Bone

Saturday, Gates open at 9am!
Admission $5 for ages 13 and up.  $1 for kids 12 and Under.
Kid’s Zone with space jumps, electronic basketball, air hockey, art station and more!
T-Bone the Mechanical Bull, incredible Arts & Crafts vendors, Food & beverages available for purchase.
Awards Ceremony at 6pm!

Don’t miss the fun!

Why you all up in our GRILLS??

We know it’s because you want one of these shirts!  The official 2012 Fire & Feast T-shirts are turning out to be a BIG hit!  They are on sale NOW, so make your plans now to get one while you can.

Our supply will be ready for purchase on Friday, August 17, and will be available at the office of the Yazoo County CVB AND at Scentual Attractionz in Yazoo City!  They are $12 for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!  Get YOURS today, before they’re gone!

Yazoo County CVB
Mon – Fri: 8 am – 5 pm
332 North Main Street


Scentual Attractionz (aka DeDe’s Store!)
Mon – Thu: 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Fri: 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
509 E. 5th St.



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!