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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.

Calling ALL First Responders!

We have EXPANDED our competition, and added even MORE prize money!

The Firehouse BBQ Competition has expanded to include ALL First Responders in our first ever First Responders BBQ Competition!

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AND we’ve added more MONEY to the prizes for this division!  If you win 1st place in the First Responders competition for your department (police, sheriff, fire, emergency management or EMS) not only will your TEAM win the $200 cash prize, trophy, and paid entry to the 2014 competition, but you will also have the choice of either a $500 cash donation to your department OR a 50″ flat-screen TV (up to a $500 value) donated to your department!

The applications and rules have been updated, and can be downloaded on the Applications page.  You’ve got to be IN it to WIN it!

Carpe BBQ! …or… BE Fee Free!!

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We have a HUGE Announcement for our teams!! Get your applications in for a chance to enter FREE! All team applications postmarked/received between June 3 and June 30, 2013, will be eligible to win by random draw on July 9, 2013, FREE entry into the competition including any MBN category fees and Ancillary fees! We will draw one (1) winner in the MBN division, and one (1) winner in the Backyard/Fire House division! Entry fees will be paid for the drawing winners by the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau! Visit for details. We are not responsible for mishandled, misdirected or otherwise undelivered mail. Applications can be sent to:
Fire & Feast, PO Box 186, Yazoo City, MS 39194
or by e-mail to

Don’t forget (of course, how could you??) that we have TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS in CASH prizes for this year’s competition!  You can’t win if you don’t compete, so get your applications in today!  Click Applications in the Menu above, or visit


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


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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!