GALLIPOLIS —The sixth annual Gallia County BBQ Festival, hosted by the Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau (GCCVB), returns Saturday, Sept. 14 in the Gallipolis City Park and First Avenue/State Street.
The event is set to run from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission and activities are all free.
Attendees can purchase barbecue and sides from local vendors, Barber Q and Ole 57 BBQ. The public can also take part in the People’s Choice competition, by purchasing a pork sampler tray and taking a stroll down “BBQ lane” to receive samples from the 12 competing teams. Guests get the opportunity to cast their vote for their favorite team between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. All proceeds from the People’s Choice tent and drinks tent go back to the Gallia County Convention & Visitors Bureau for future events.
The BBQ Festival is family-friendly with free face painting and fun inflatables for the kids along with a variety of vendors and community organizations showcasing their products. This year’s live entertainment schedule is as follows.
11 a.m. Community Variety Show
12:30 p.m. Brent Patterson
1:30 p.m. Nick Michael & The Susan Page Orchestra
2:30 p.m. Niles Elliot
“The Gallia County Convention & Visitors Bureau would like to say thank you to our sponsors and the community for their support, encouragement and participation in the upcoming 6th Annual Gallia County BBQ Festival,” read a statement from the GCCVB.
For more information visit, facebook.com/GalliaCountyBBQ or call the GCCVB office at 740-446-6882. The Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau office is located at 441 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio.
Information submitted by GCCVB.