Apple Blossom BBQ Competition

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Cornelia Apple Blossom BBQ Competition

Come join us April 22, 2017 for our annual Apple Blossom BBQ Festival. The 2017 Cornelia Apple Blossom BBQ Competition is a KCBS sanctioned qualifier held in Downtown Cornelia. This is the biggest event of the year in Cornelia, and there will be people competing from all over the United States! Complete with a kid zone, live local entertainment all day, food vendors, People's Choice tastings, beer, wine, and liquor from some of our favorite local places, and BRAND NEW THIS YEAR- Habersham Hardware will be hosting a TRAEGERFEST in conjunction at the depot. We will also have a Chopped Competition, a Rib-eating contest and MORE! Tickets for the People's Choice Tastings are $10 each and there is ONLY a LIMITED number! Then YOU get to decide which team should win!
Admission to the event is FREE, however, there are things that you pay for as you go. The following things are free: Live Entertainment, Chopped Competition, Rib Eating Contest, Traegerfest, visiting promotional booths, walking around the activities. The following things have a corresponding fee: Sampling tickets, kids zone, food vendors, beer and wine. To purchase a sampling ticket, see the information booth on the day of the festival. Tastings will begin at 2 p.m.


The City of Cornelia is excited to once again host one of the first KCBS sanctioned BBQ competitions in Georgia for 2017. If you would like to compete please fill out the 2017 Judging Application found below.

More information will be available at a later date. For further information, please contact Jessie Owensby at 706-778-8585, extension 280.

Applicants who would like to pay online, please submit the request to Jessie Owensby at, so that you can be sent an invoice.
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