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Cookin’ for the Kids!

We are SO thrilled to announce that our charity for 2012 has been chosen and confirmed!  A portion of the proceeds from Fire & Feast 2012 will go to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta in Yazoo City!

From their website:

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta’s mission is to enable all young people of the Mississippi Delta, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

Our Clubs, from Tunica County to Yazoo County (click here for a listing of our clubsites) offer nationally recognized programs in five core program areas:  Character and Leadership Development, Health and Life Skills, Education and Career Development, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness, & Recreation.

For more information about our programs and services or to download a membership application, click here.

Click to visit B&GC of the Mississippi Delta on the web!

We could not dream of a better cause!  We are so thankful that the Yazoo City Club has agreed to accept our offer.  We look forward to a beautiful relationship between the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta in Yazoo City and the Fire & Feast BBQ Competition and Festival!

Be sure to follow the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta on Facebook, and visit their website to stay up-to-date on all their activities.  We’ll be cookin’ for the kids at Fire & Feast 2012 in Yazoo City!

Twenty-Thousand BIG ONES!!!

The Ubon's BBQ crew meeting with Yazoo County CVB Exec. Dir. Tonja Ray-Smith, discussing plans for Fire & Feast 2012

Plans are coming together, applications are being readied, and we are gearing up for Fire & Feast 2012!  September 7 & 8 will be here before we know it!  The latest news?…..


This is the total of the CASH prize money to be awarded at Fire & Feast 2012!  Add to this the custom hand-made trophy knives by Bobby Rico for the MBN Professional Competition! We’re talking SERIOUS winnings here!  Get ready, y’all!  We’re going to have a blast!!


Winners of Fire & Feast 2011 – Competition Results

To view photos from the event, visit the Fire & Feast page on Facebook or the Yazoo County CVB Flickr page.

Congratulations to all of the winners, and to those who came close.   We are so thrilled for all of you!  See ya next year at Fire & Feast 2012!!

Fire & Feast MBN Grand Champion
10 Bones BBQ

Whole Hog
1st – Diamond D Cooking Team
2nd – 10 Bones BBQ
3rd – Boars Night Out
4th – Fireman John’s BBQ
5th – Wild Boar Smokers
6th – Slap Jo Mama
7th – Casey’s Calibrated BBQ

1st – 10 Bones
2nd – Boars Night Out
3rd – Forrest’s Fine Foods
4th – Red Hot Smokers
5th – Fireman John’s Smokers
6th – Magnificent Red Eyed Smokers
7th – Burned at the Steak

1st – Burned at the Steak
2nd – 10 Bones BBQ
3rd – Wild Boar Smokers
4th – Red Hot Smokers
5th – Boars Night Out
6th – Forrest’s Fine Food
7th – Magnificent Red Eyed Smokers


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

1st – Buck n Brews
2nd – Front Wood Smokers
3rd – Chief Smokers


Bloody Mary
Winner – Front Woods Smokers

Hot Wings
Winner – Front Woods Smokers

Winner – 10 Bones BBQ

Baked Beans
Winner – Buck n Brews BBQ

Anything But
Winner – Chief Smokers

GREAT news for Arts & Crafts!

We’ve got GREAT news for all of our Arts & Crafts vendors for the 2011 Fire & Feast BBQ Competition & Festival!! We’ve been able to generate enough interest in the Arts & Crafts area that we are able to reduce your fees for this year’s registration! 10×10 spaces are just $75, and a 10×20 is only $100! Get your apps in ASAP – the few spaces we have left will NOT last long!!

Download your application here:


Great news!  The deadlines to get in your applications to compete in any of the THREE barbecue competitions at Fire & Feast have been extended by ONE day!  Be sure to have your application in by Thursday, September 1st!


MBN Pro Competition:

Backyard, Fire House or Ancillary Competitions:

Stay tuned for more Fire & Feast news here, and at our page on Facebook!  Visit to keep up with the latest updates and to learn more about the festival’s concert line-up!

Now, let’s get SIZZLIN’ at Fire & Feast in Yazoo City, Mississippi!!

A Worthy Cause…

As if the great time we will have September 9th and 10th were not enough, we are very pleased to announce that Fire & Feast BBQ Competition & Festival 2011 will be raising funds for the Mississippi Firefighters Memorial Burn Association!

Mississippi Firefighters Memorial Burn Association (MFMBA) was founded in 1976 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of offering financial assistance to burn victims who truly need our help to overcome some of the hardships a serious injury presents.

We know that area firefighters and fire departments, backyard and Professional teams, and our attendees will appreciate that their participation in Fire & Feast will go a long way toward supporting the Mississippi Firefighters Memorial Burn Association.

To our wonderful Sponsors:  Were it not for you, this relationship could not have developed.  A very special thank you from Fire & Feast, from the Yazoo County CVB, and from the MFMBA.   Your support is appreciated by us all.

Every application in the world for Fire & Feast…

We have GREAT news to share!  ALL applications for Fire & Feast have been posted here on our website.  You can click the link or at any time be taken to the list of applications by clicking the Applications menu option above or on the right.  The Applications page is also where you can find the Vendor, and Judge’s applications.

We have also added additional information about the Fire House BBQ Competition, which had been designated by Governor Haley Barbour as the Mississippi State Championship for Fire House BBQ.   All of this information can be found by clicking the Fire House menu option above or on the right.

Remember, we are looking for Sponsors and have created some great ways for our sponsors to participate in Fire & Feast!  View the Sponsors page to find more information on available sponsorship levels.

Professional BBQ teams, Backyard BBQ teams, and Fire House BBQ teams will need to send in their applications in asap, as spacing is limited.  Our Arts & Crafts Vendor spaces are also quite limited, so please send your applications in as soon as possible.

We are also looking for vendors for the Fire & Feast Kid’s Area, so if you have an activity for children, please submit your application.

For additional information about anything Fire & Feast, feel free to call the Yazoo County CVB office at 800-381-0662.

Show Off YOUR Barbecue Skills!

A belated Happy Independence Day to everyone!  We hope you had a chance to eat, or cook, (even better if it was both!) some delicious barbecue this weekend!  If you are one of the many talented ‘home barbecue pit masters’, why not consider testing your skills against a few other non-pro teams at Fire & Feast in our Backyard BBQ Competition?!

Call your buddies to get your team together! Submit the application below by mail to make it official, and you are on your way to barbecue notoriety.  First place in our Backyard division will win $200, a trophy, AND paid entry into the Fire & Feast 2012 MBN PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION!

Fire & Feast 2011 Backyard BBQ Competition Application


REMEMBER – Spaces are limited, and will be awarded based on the postmark on your mailed application, so get yours in ASAP!