The ninth annual Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Festival is set for Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Zephyrhills Community Venue, 5200 Airport Road, in Zephyrhills.
About 60 teams are expected to vie for bragging rights and prizes during the barbecue competition at the event.
The cooking showdown will determine who advances to the World Food Championship, with competitors testing their skills in preparing smoked chicken, pork, brisket and ribs.
In addition to enjoying barbecue foods, those attending can check out the offerings of various goods and craft vendors, and listen to blues performances throughout the day.
The musical lineup includes the Bird Tribe, the Ellie Lee Band, Chuck Riley’s All-Stars and the Dave Shepard Band.
A business expo also will be featured, and there’s a cornhole tournament with a chance to win a cash prize and a trophy.
Car enthusiasts are welcome to participate in the car show, or to simply check out the motorcycles and vehicles on display.
Visitors also can take a look at refurbished planes, and there’s a free tour of the Military History Museum.
Youths can have some fun, too, in the Kidz Zone, which will offer bounce houses and a climbing wall, and the chance to build birdhouses, or have their faces painted.
Proceeds benefit community organizations, such as the YMCA, and for scholarships for Zephyrhills High School students.
Admission is free and parking is $10.
No coolers or pets are allowed, but guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.
For more information or to register for the barbecue competition, call (813) 782-1913, or visit ZephyrhillsChamber.org.
Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Festival
Where: Zephyrhills Community Venue, 5200 Airport Road, Zephyrhills
When: Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free admission; $10 for parking
Details: Guests can enjoy smoked barbecued foods right off the grill, listen to blues bands, and check out a car show and aviation show.
Info: Call (813) 782-1913, or visit ZephyrhillsChamber.org.
Published January 16, 2019