It’s all about the BBQ.
The highlight of the Mauldin BBQ + Family Fest is the BBQ Cook-off. Featuring 20+ Cookers from all over the state of SC and the entire Southeast cooking up their best pulled pork BBQ and ribs, you’ll be in BBQ heaven. The Mauldin BBQ + Family Fest is a registered competition with the SC BBQ Association, so you know these guys are good.
ANYTHING BUTT COMPETITION
Friday, September 21, 2018 | 6 – 9 p.m.
To get the Cookers warmed up, we kick off with an “Anything Butt” competition! Participating Cookers will serve a dish/item of their choosing to pique your tastebuds. Everything is on the table with this competition – everything BUT their BBQ. Sliders? Maybe. Grilled Vegetable Medley? Why not. Grilled Chicken? Sounds good. Smoked Cobbler? Now we’re talking. Click the link below to see what each group will be cooking! Food will be available from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., or until it all runs out. Our panel of celebrity judges will pick their favorite item and give them a special award at the end of the evening!
Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The main event takes place all day Saturday. Pick up your Tasting Pass for just $10 and have at it! With your Pass, you are welcome to samples from each of our 20+ Cookers (each sample is 2 oz. of pure pork goodness). You’ll also receive one “People’s Choice” ticket – the Cooker with the most votes wins a special prize! For more about the BBQ Cook-off (rules, specific information, and awards) click the link below. BBQ Plates (lunch serving + bread) are available for $4.
Judging begins at 11:00am with our panel of BBQ experts and the awards ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m.
Throughout the afternoon, enjoy music from a local band in our Outdoor Amphitheater, and the Kids Area will be open all morning and afternoon with bounce houses, face painting, and much more – all for FREE!