Fort Walton Beach BBQ Festival

Let the smell of mouthwatering BBQ lead you to the Fort Walton Beach Landing on Saturday, September 22, when the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Panhandle BBQ Society host the Inaugural FWB BBQ Festival. When these teams get together for some good old-fashioned competition, you better believe there will be a sweet smell in the air and a whole lot of great food throughout the day.

The event will open at 10 a.m. and run through 6 p.m., and will include an enthusiastic competitive BBQ Cook-off, cold beer (craft and domestic) and live music performed by The Blues Injectors and the Blue Lew and Nora Wixted Show.

It’s the first event of its kind in Fort Walton Beach! Cash prizes and trophies will be presented to the winning cook off teams with the Grand Champion walking away with $500 cash and a trophy to confirm their bragging rights! There will be four cook-off categories and then there’s the sauce; sauce so good you’ll lick your fingers. Come watch the cooking teams scramble to get their entries turned into the judges on time.

For more details, call 850.244.8191 or visit