Enjoy a full day of family fun in downtown Manila, Arkansas for the 1st Annual Manila Fire Department Blazin' BBQ Festival Saturday, April 21st at 9am - just 40 minutes from Jonesboro and 25 minutes from Blytheville.
Beginning about 6pm the night before on Friday, April 20th, BBQ competitors from all around will begin setting up their grills to cook the night through. The aroma of freshly smoked meats mixed with food trucks will fill the area! The Pro Contest entry fee is $125 and the grand prize for this category is $1500.
The Amateur Contest entry fee is $75 and the grand prize for this division is a custom built smoker. Hosted by the Manila Business Women, a craft fair in the downtown area begins at 9am. Also at 9am, the Blazin' 5K race raising money for Alzheimer's disease begins in the downtown area. Beginning at noon, live music begins and plays all afternoon and into the evening. At 1:30, the pepper eating contest commences.
To learn more or to register to participate, visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/blazinbbqfestival.