BBQ & Blues Festival logo with images of bbq ribs and blues bands

BBQ & BLUES FESTIVAL 2020

Get ready for a major Clash of the BBQ Titans! We've invited some of the nation’s top BBQ Rib Competitors from all around the country to compete in an epic battle for the top spot as the Lakeridge Winery "Rib Champion".

While you’re feasting on delicious BBQ, you can enjoy LIVE music on our outdoor stage with some of the area’s top Blues bands, plus some great solo acts inside at our Wine & Cheese Bar. We'll have a large assortment of Arts & Craft vendors set up offering a wide variety of art and hand-crafted items. As always, you'll be able to enjoy a free winery tour & tasting, plus your favorite Lakeridge wines, cold beer, ice cream, and a variety of other tasty treats available for purchase.

OPEN LATE! Open till 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Come Join Us:
October 9, 2020 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
October 10, 2020 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
October 11, 2020 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Admission Fees:
Adult Admission - $10
Children 12 and under - FREE

Carolina Rib King's rib stand with tall banners
BBQ & Blues festival logo

Enjoy 3 Days of Live Music

We'll been featuring 8 of the areas top Blues Bands on our outdoor stage during this years BBQ & Blues Festival with 3 bands each day Friday and Saturday, and 2 bands on Sunday.

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the beautiful music, along with the beautiful vineyards and surrounding rolling hills.

Outdoor Live Entertainment

Outdoor Stage Entertainment Schedule

Date Time Entertainment Details
Friday - October 9th, 2020 10:00am - 1:00pm TBD
Friday - October 9th, 2020 1:30pm - 4:00pm TBD
Friday - October 9th, 2020 4:30pm - 7:00pm TBD
Saturday - October 10th, 2020 10:00am - 1:00pm TBD
Saturday - October 10th, 2020 1:30pm - 4:00pm TBD
Saturday - October 10th, 2020 4:30pm - 7:00pm TBD
Sunday - October 11th, 2020 11:00am - 1:30pm TBD
Sunday - October 11th, 2020 2:00pm - 5:00pm TBD

Our popular Wine & Cheese Bar is located upstairs in the wine shop and will be open daily during our BBQ & Blues Festival. The Wine & Cheese Bar features all of our famous wines along with beer, more live entertainment, and of course CHEESE!

While you’re relaxing and enjoying one of our fabulous cheese plates you’ll be entertained by some of the area’s hottest solo acts. Great wine, music, and cheese... it doesn’t get better than this!

Entertainer Joe Hand

Wine & Cheese Bar Entertainment Schedule

Date Time Entertainment Details
Friday - October 9th, 2020 11:00am - 2:30pm TBD
Friday - October 9th, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm TBD
Saturday - October 10th, 2020 11:00am - 2:30pm TBD
Saturday - October 10th, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm TBD
Sunday - October 11th, 2020 NOON - 4:00pm TBD

ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW

Come explore a wide variety of fine art and hand crafted items on display from some of the areas finest artisans. Our new wide open crafter area allows you to explore the unique items on display while still being able to hear the live entertainment, and enjoy the beautiful views of the vineyards and rolling hills.

Fubu Pottery craft booth showing off their first place award

Fun & Games

We think we have one of the most beautiful venues around for outdoor music and fun. Our festival grounds feature large shade trees and open grassy areas to set up your chairs or blanket. It's the perfect place to listen to live music and enjoy the great outdoors.

To add to the fun, we have a large number of cornhole games set up for everyone to play and enjoy for free. It’s the little things in life!

Men and women outside on the festival grounds playing cornhole

Food Court, Wine & Beer Bars

We offer a large variety of wine, beer, soft drinks and food for purchase at the event. Our food pavilion features a huge selection of quality food options such as American, Greek, Mexican, Seafood, BBQ, plus wraps and salads.

You can also enjoy Lakeridge wine by the glass, import and domestic beers, soft drinks, Wine Slushies, Twistee Treat ice cream, kettle corn, and pretzels.

A plate with a gourmet hamburger and glass of red wine

Complimentary Winery Tours and Wine Tastings

Winery Tours

Tours usually run every 15-20 minutes during the festivals and start with a video presentation which shows the growing of the Florida grapes to the wine making process, and the finishing with the bottling and labeling. Your personal Tour Guide will then show you the production area and the spectacular view of the vineyards where the grapes are grown and harvested.

Wine Tasting

Enjoy a sample of up to 6-8 different wines as you walk through our production area and stop at each wine station. You will taste our award winning wines from dry to sweet including red and white wine.

ID Requirements for Tastings

US citizens: state issued drivers license, military ID, or state ID card.
International guests: Original passport preferred, or valid government issued photo ID with birthdate. Original passport will be required if government ID cannot be validated.

Tour & Tasting Hours

Friday 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
(The last winery tours start at 4:00 pm)

Young woman at a table displaying multiple wine bottles

Important Festival Policies

Thank you for your interest in our festivals and events. We host thousands of visitors at our festivals and events, and our goal is to provide the greatest experience possible for ALL that attend. With that in mind we have developed a few simple rules and policies over the last 30 years that helps us to do just that. Our festival and event rules apply to ALL festivals, events, concerts, or other organized outdoor activities. Please visit our Festival FAQ's page for details on those policies, and to get answers to our most frequently asked questions. A few notable policies are no pets, no guns or weapons, and no tents, canopies or umbrellas. We encourage you to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

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For more information about any of the events listed here, please contact Jose Cabranes at 800-768-9463.