Thousands turn out for barbecue and blues

The results are in, and the eighth annual Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Festival drew a crowd of more than 12,000, according to festival organizers. The event, held Jan. 20, at the festival venue at Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, featured blues music, award-winning barbecue, and vendors offering goods and services. The Ed Wright Duo, The Doug South Band, The Legendary JCs, Chuck Riley’s … [Read more...]

New digs for Pigz in Z’Hills this year

Buoyed by new festival grounds, the seventh annual Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Fest is aiming to become its most successful. The shindig, now a well-attended staple in Zephyrhills, is set for Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, 39450 South Ave. Admission is free, but parking is $10. Presented by The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce, Pigz in … [Read more...]

Preparing to pig out in Zephyrhills 

The 6th annual Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ and Blues Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. The festival, presented by the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, at 39450 South Ave., in Zephyrhills. Admission is free, but parking is $10. The event features both professional and amateur … [Read more...]

Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Fest draws record crowd

About 8,000 people attended the fifth annual Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Fest, breaking another record for the event founded in 2010 by the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce. Besides attracting thousands to enjoy the barbecue and bands, the event on Jan. 17 at the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, also lured 51 teams to compete to see who makes the best barbecue. Thirty-nine teams … [Read more...]

Holy Smoke! Blues, Barbecue in Zephyrhills

The holidays are associated with great family, great friends and great food. In fact, sometimes the food is the best part: Turkey, ham, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and other dishes all make a welcomed appearance. It's all great, but something is missing. Where are the ribs? The chicken? The pulled pork? The sweet, tangy sauce that gets on your fingers? The baked beans and corn on the … [Read more...]