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South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival
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Get ready Coffee and surrounding counties for a combination of events that will be sure to provide enjoyment for all ages.  Coming to Central Square Complex will be the South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival for Douglas and Coffee County.  Event will include a GBA sanctioned BBQ competition, Friday night concert, motorcycle show and dice run, car show, arts & crafts, indoor vendors and more.  No general admission, however fees apply for Friday night concert and other activities.  The South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival is open to the public Friday, September 8th, 1pm-7pm and Saturday, September 9th, 9am-5pm. 

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EVENT FLYER

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

EVENT LAYOUT (tentative - subject to change)

INDOOR VENDOR LAYOUT (tentative - subject to change)

Event Organizer
City of Douglas Public Information Department
211 S. Gaskin Avenue; Douglas, Georgia 31533
T:(912) 383-0277 F: (912) 384-0130 Email

GENERAL AND FOOD VENDORS INFORMATION
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General Vendors, Arts & Crafts, and Food Vendors!

SORRY, NO MORE FOOD VENDORS ARE BEING ACCEPTED.

APPLICATION FOR GENERAL/FOOD VENDORS

EVENT RULES FOR GENERAL/FOOD VENDORS

HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

TEMPORARY FOOD PERMIT APPLICATION

FOOD SAFETY BROCHURE

Have questions???  For more event information contact the City of Douglas Public Information Department at 912-383-0277 or email.

Be sure to follow the South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival on Facebook!

ATTN: INDOOR VENDORS - INDOOR EXHIBIT HALLS WILL BE LOCKED AT 7PM ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017.


2017 General Vendors

SouthTown Knockerball
Coffee County Gun Club
Horizon RV
Steel Dragon Studio
Coffee County Republican Party
Bucks and Bows Apparel
Big Buck Sauces
American Legion Post 515
Aaction Air Conditioning & Heating
Vyve Broadband
Moda-Vated Style Sunglasses
Terry's Wooden Trucks
Georgia Forestry Commission
Southern Edge
Paulk Research, LLC
Southeastern Reptile Rescue
That Phone Guy
Bean Tree Soap
Janes Design
McRae Coca Cola  & "Hug Me" Vendor
Moore Than Graphics
Dream Big Dreams
Gunter's Fishing and Leather Company
Nacheral Co
Dazzle by Kesia
Thirty One Gifts
A-1 Cleaning & Restoration
Bru Sauce
Community Health Works
Daydream Doodles Facepainting
Family Ties Paracord
Agnes & Dora
Oggie's Originals
Vietnam Veterans of America

2017 Food Vendors
41 and Main
Sweet Treats
Heritage Concessions
Tin Tin's Oriental Food & Seafood
8 Finger Jack Stew & Q
Ryan's Tropical Smashers
Scoop's Hand Dipped Ice Cream
Babe's BBQ
G & B Vending
Just Smoke "N" Around
Stalvey Concessions
Tracy's Italian Ice & Funnel Cakes
Sweet Treats

DOUGLAS BBQ COOK-OFF INFORMATION
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The BBQ Cook-off will be in conjunction with the South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival and will be held at the Central Square Complex located in Downtown Douglas on Friday - Saturday, September 8 & 9, 2017.  This year in addition to regular GBA cook off categories, we are offering and ancillary BRISKET Cook-off!

$20,000 IN PRIZES AND CASH!  THE LARGEST GBA GRAND CHAMPION PAYOUT - $5,000!!

COOK TEAM APPLICATION
Teams please make sure you select your space size and power needs.

HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

GBA COOK TEAM RULES

GBA CODE OF CONDUCT

To find out more about how to become a member of the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA), please visit their website at http://www.bbqga.org

For more event information contact the City of Douglas Public Information Department at 912-383-0277 or email.

Be sure to follow the South Georgia BBQ Festival on Facebook.

2017 Main Event Cook Teams
Old Henry's BBQ
Off the Chain
J Dubs Stew & Que
Hot Ash Q
Hard Rock Hill BBQ
Houston County Fire Dept.
CaJenn Smokin Que
Raging Smoke
Real South BBQ
Bayshore Porkers
Smoking Outlaws
Big Butts BBQ
Johnson Boys
Flyin Pig Bar-B-Que
Smokin the Good Stuff
Southern Hogs
Smoke Show
Muddy Watters Sauce Co.
Hootie Q
Hold Your Horses BBQ
Fat Daddy's Stew & Que
Bubba Grills
Budmeisters
Rescue Smokers
Captain Jack Freedom BBQ 
Just Smoken Around BBQ
Kelvin's BBQ
Weekend Warriors
Blue Diablo BBQ
2 Smokin Phat Boyz

MOTORCYCLE EVENTS, SHOW, & DICE RUN
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Join the fun at Central Square Complex as we offer a great opportunity to see a variety of motorcycles on display.  No general admission, however there is a charge for the Friday night concert and other events.

Motorcycle riders and enthusiasts are encouraged to mingle and shop with vendors on Friday from 1pm - 7:00pm.  Also on Friday from 4:30pm - 7:00pm, motorcyclists can pre-register for events that take place on Saturday.  The Friday night concert will begin at 6:30pm and will have an additional cost at the Martin Centre which is located at 109 E. Ashley Street. 

On Saturday, September 9th, motorcycles will roar in and out of the Complex from 8am - 5pm! Saturday events will feature a Dice Run, Motorcycle show, 50/50 draw tickets to benefit a non-profit in Coffee County (1 ticket $1 or 6 tickets $5), Motorcycle Games and more!  

For photos from 2016's event, go to our Facebook page!

DICE RUN FLYER
MOTORCYCLE SHOW FLYER

HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

Want to be a sponsor of only the Motorcycle portion of the event?  We can help you with that!

MOTORCYCLE EVENTS SPONSORSHIP LEVELS 

MOTORCYCLE EVENTS SPONSORSHIP FORM

MOTORCYCLE AREA SPONSORS
Tidwell Carter's Fried Chicken (Sponsor)

VENDORS

Leather, Love, and Freedom
Country Style Ribs




NAPA/BROOKS AUTO PARTS CAR SHOW
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Event Sponsor: Napa/Brooks Auto Parts
The NAPA/Brooks Auto Parts Car Show will feature over 50 antique and custom cars and trucks for all to see on Saturday, September 9 from 9am - 2:00pm. 

Registration fees apply.

Registration: 9:00am - 11:00am  Judging: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Winners will be announced 2:00pm at the Youth Center. 

For photos of the 2016 Car Show winners, go to our Facebook page!

CAR SHOW FLYER

CAR SHOW REGISTRATION

HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

Plaques Awarded for: Top 20 in Show, People's Choice, Best Engine, Best Interior, Best Paint, Best of Show (Trophy). 

For more information on the Napa/Brooks Auto Parts Car Show call 912-240-2129, 912-384-4011 or email.


MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
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Rockdog Entertainment along will present the Friday night concert beginning at 6:00pm at the Martin Centre.  Headliner band, "The Midnight Riders" Allman Brothers Tribute Band with special guest, former Allman Brothers Band member and legendary guitarist, Jack Pearson!  Opening band will be the Brady Clampitt Band. Tickets on sale now for concert and After Party at the Fern Bank Bar & Grille. For more information www.rockdogentertainment.com.

WORLD RECORD "TUCKER BUCK"
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World Record Tucker Buck sponsored by J & S Scents
Come out to the Festival and see the WORLD RECORD Boone and Crockett non-typical whitetail buck that was killed in November 2016 in Sumner County, Tennessee by Stephen Tucker. This giant, monster of a deer green scored 308 2/8 net with 47 scoreable points. On display both Friday and Saturday.


SOUTHEASTERN SNAKE ENCOUNTER
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The Southeastern Reptile Rescue's Reptile Wagon will be onsite both Friday and Saturday to offer kids of all ages a chance to get up close to some amazing reptile species! The Southeastern Snake Encounter show will be offered for FREE inside both days during the festival.  If seeing an alligator is not enough - trained staff will be onsite with alligators and non-venomous snakes that you can pet!

Southeastern Snake Encounter Shows
Friday, Sept. 8 - 4pm inside Exhibit Hall "A"
Saturday, Sept. 9 - 11am and 3pm inside Exhibit Hall "A"

Southeastern Reptile Rescue

FREE FISHING WORKSHOPS BY BERT DEENER, DNR FISHERIES BIOLOGIST
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Bert Deener, DNR's Fisheries Biologist

Georgia DNR's Fisheries Regional Supervisor (Waycross), Bert Deener will present two FREE workshops.  "Fishing the Georgia Coast for Sea Trout and Red Fish" workshop will be held on Saturday, September 10 at 10:00am in the Dogwood meeting room.  The second free workshop "South Georgia Swamp and River Fishing" will be held at 11:00am in the Dogwood meeting room.

Bert fishes for everything from small fliers in the Okefenokee Swamp to giant tarpon on the Georgia Coast.  Overseeing 4 public fishing areas and several coastal rivers in the 32 county South Central region. Bert's talks will focus on techniques that catch fish on the Georgia coast to South Georgia rivers and the Okefenokee Swamp.  

Come out and learn the secret to catching that big one!  

RAINBOW EXPRESS AND SOUTH GEORGIA COUNTY LINE CLOGGERS
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Clogging at its best!  Come inside and enjoy some dancing entertainment as the Rainbow Express Cloggers and South Georgia County Line Cloggers show everyone how to have some fun!
Rainbow Express Cloggers - 10am inside Exhibit Hall "A"
South Georgia County Line Cloggers - 2pm inside Exhibit Hall "A"







SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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We invite you to invest in the local community of Douglas and Coffee County, by becoming a sponsor today.  Please review the event sponsorship opportunities below.  Don't like what you see?  Make us an alternative offer.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT

For more details regarding sponsorship, contact the City of Douglas Public Information Office, Georgia Henderson by email or 912-383-0277.

2017 Sponsors
Premium Peanut, LLC
Douglas National Bank
National Wild Turkey Federation
Southern Eagle
Rockdog Entertainment
Broadcast South, LLC
Moore Than Graphics
McRae Coca-Cola 
Helping Hands Bikers, LLC
NAPA/Brooks Auto Parts
Georgia BBQ Association
City of Douglas

2017 Media Sponsors
The BBQ Times
Southern Outdoors Magazine
South Georgia Shopper
OnMedia
National BBQ News
Georgia Magazine


MCRAE COCA-COLA PRESENTS SPONSORSHIP CHECK FOR SOUTH GEORGIA BBQ & OUTDOOR FESTIVAL
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L-R: Steve Walker, Georgia Henderson, and Blondale Thomas

Steve Walker, On Premise Business Development Manager with McRae Coca-Cola, presents Georgia Henderson (Public Information Director) and Blondale Thomas (Media Relations/Event Coord.) with a $2,000.00 sponsorship check for the South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival.  Special thanks to McRae Coca-Cola for always supporting City of Douglas community events.  For more information about sponsorship opportunities with the South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival, please call the Public Information Department at 912-383-0277.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!
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Volunteers - we need your help!!!

We need the help of committed volunteers to help carry out the many duties of hosting the South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival in our community.  You can help make a difference in the community in which we all live, work, and play, by putting forth some sweat equity hours for this great event.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the following application:

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Completed forms can be faxed back to 912-384-0130 or email.  You can also mail form back to:
City of Douglas Public Information
South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival
211 S. Gaskin Avenue
Douglas, GA 31533 

For more information contact Volunteer Coordinators, Wynetta Bolder at email or 912-389-3405 or Judy Carter at email or 912-389-3494. 



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