Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout is smokin’ ready for its fifth year! Can you believe it – WE ARE 5 YEARS YOUNG! The BBQ Blowout will be held at Oviedo Mall on May 27th, 2017. This deliciously fun festival has quickly become a signature event in the community and is also for a great cause. Two organizations, the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce and Helpful Hands, a local community non-profit, will bring their strengths together and invite you to join in helping our communities. (More details below.)
Helpful Hands mission is to enhance the quality of life of children and families in our community who are in crisis. We accomplish our mission by beginning where other agencies leave off. Forming partnerships with organizations, we identify and provide life enhancing opportunities to children and families. To learn more about Helpful Hands go to www.HelpfulHands.org. A portion of the event proceeds benefit Helpful Hands to fulfill more of their mission.
The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for business and civic interests within our communities. We seek to promote and support businesses and civic interest by being pro-active in our communities and providing a platform for businesses to network and grow. To learn more about the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce go to www.OviedoWinterSprings.org
Thank you for your interest in attending the 5th annual Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout presented by Sonny’s BBQ and Oviedo Roofing! The BBQ Blowout has been in the top 10 Memorial Day BBQ’s in the United States and we also won Best New Event of the Year by the Seminole County CVB in 2013! You can learn more about beautiful Seminole County and explore your wild side at www.VisitSeminole.com
The BBQ Blowout is held at Oviedo Mall (1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd., Oviedo, 32765) and has handicap accessibility. The location is ideal because the Oviedo Mall is a great place to get away from the heat and even do a little shopping! Check out more about the Oviedo Mall at www.MyOviedoMall.com
So let’s talk BBQ! Our approach is creating a wonderful BBQ and music festival that can be appreciated by all! This year we will have 10 professional BBQ teams vending a variety of BBQ. There will also be treats to keep you cool – ice cream and Italian ice to name a few.
What’s new? Glad you asked! Last year we incorporated the new Kid-Que Competition that was WILDLY successful – and we are expanding on it this year! The Kid-Que is where local kids and professional pit masters get paired up in an epic cooking competition.
Kids in the competition are sponsored by local businesses. Sponsorships are currently available and start at $500.
We use BBQ Bucks at Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout. BBQ Bucks can be purchased at the ticket booths in the BBQ vending row. Bucks are sold in $1 increments and there are no returns on unused bucks. Here is the breakdown:
BBQ and Food: BBQ BUCKS ONLY
DRINKS / BEER / WINE: BBQ BUCKS OR/AND CASH
BUSINESS / ARTS & CRAFTS / NON-PROFIT VENDORS: CASH (credit if they offer it)
There will be ATMs available at the event and inside the Oviedo Mall.
Hope to see you there!!!