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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 featuring JJ Grey and Mofro, motorcycle show and poker run, car show, arts & crafts, outdoor 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 9th, 1pm-10:30pm and Saturday, September 10th, 9am-5pm. 

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EVENT FLYER

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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!

EVENT RULES FOR GENERAL/FOOD VENDORS

APPLICATION 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 9, 2016.


2016 General Vendors

Coffee County Gun Club
Bru Sauce (Outdoor)
L & L DuRags
Southern Cruisers Riding Club (Outdoor)
Georgia DNR
BeanTree Soap
Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program
InsureGa
Douglas Kiwanis Club
Daydreams & Doodles Facepainting
Sprah Easy Seen Gear
Rockin Roland Rock Wall (Kids Area)

2016 Food Vendors
41 & Main, LLC
Tin Tin's Oriental Food
BrainFreeze Treats
Aniston's Restaurant
Miles Concessions
Babe's BBQ
Jimbo's Peanut Stand
Repicci's Italian Ice


DOUGLAS BBQ COOK-OFF INFORMATION
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Back by popular demand is a barbecue competition that will be hosted by the City Douglas and officiated by the Georgia Barbecue Association.  

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 9 & 10, 2016.

COOK TEAM APPLICATION

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.

2016 Main Event Cook Teams
Williams BBQ Team
East Coast Asphalt
Bull Rush BBQ
Budmeisters BBQ
Bubba Grills
Boog-A-Lou Smoke Crew
Poverty Hill Smokers
Pickled Pigs



MOTORCYCLE EVENTS
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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 - 10:30pm.  The Friday night concert featuring JJ Grey & Mofro will begin at 6:30pm and will have an additional cost.  

On Saturday, September 10th, motorcycles will roar in and out of the Complex from 8am - 5pm! Saturday events will feature a Poker Run, Motorcycle show, 50/50 draw tickets to benefit the Childhood Cancer Awareness Group of Coffee County (1 ticket $1 or 5 tickets $6), Motorcycle Games and more!  

MOTORCYCLE EVENTS FLYER

POKER RUN FLYER

POKER RUN AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW ENTRY FORM

POKER RUN ROUTE

HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT


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 10 from 9am - 2:00pm. 

$15 Registration / $10 Additional
Registration: 9:00am - 11:00am  Judging: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Winners will be announced 4:00pm at Entertainment Stage 

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).  PLUS!!! All Best of Winners will receive cash awards. First 60 entries will receive a dash plaque and all Car Show entries will be registered for door prizes.

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 with Fulco Drugs and Southern Eagle Distributing is proud to present the Friday night concert beginning at 6:30pm with KOA and Laney Strickland Band. Don't miss JJ Grey and Mofro, who will be the music headliner for the South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival!  

From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times a sort of mass-absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and his audience human. When you see JJ Grey and his band Mofro live—and you truly, absolutely must—the man is fearless.  Gates open at 5:30pm, music starts at 6:30pm.  

FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT TICKETS

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FRANK ADDINGTON, JR."THE ASPIRIN BUSTER" ARCHERY SHOW
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Don't miss the Frank Addington, Jr Archery Show during the South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival! Frank Addington, Jr. a.k.a. THE ASPIRIN BUSTER has been wowing audiences across the United States for three decades now. His amazing accuracy with his Hoyt bow will amaze and entertain audiences of all sizes. 

Addington does a show unlike no other. He does the entire show with his Hoyt recurve bow behind his back! 
Frank is an instinctive archer and is on the pro staff for Hoyt and proudly uses and endorses Hoyt bows for his stage shows, bowhunting adventures, and backyard shooting. Addington is also on the pro staff for Muzzy broadheads. 

See for yourself why this show continues to draw crowds and media attention across the country. After all, seeing is believing--- see you at the show!

SHOWTIMES:
Friday, September 9 at 5pm
Saturday, September 10 at 10am and 2pm

ADAMS AND LOTT FULL CIRCLE OUTDOORS DISPLAY AND WILDLIFE SHOW
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Join naturalists Chris Adams and Tyler Lott as they educate the public about the beauty and importance of our native wildlife and their habitats! 

WILDLIFE SHOW SHOWTIMES:
Friday, September 9 at 4pm
Saturday, September 10 at 11am and 3pm

SOUTH GEORGIA SWAMP AND RIVER FISHING WORKSHOP
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Capt. Bert Deener, Ga. DNR Fisheries Biologist
Georgia DNR's Fisheries Regional Supervisor (Waycross), Bert Deener will present a FREE workshop "South Georgia Swamp and River Fishing" on Friday, September 9 at 6:00pm and Saturday, September 10 at 10:00am 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 talk will focus on techniques that catch fish in South Georgia rivers and the Okefenokee Swamp.  

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



TURKEY CALLING CONTEST
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Think you can call up a big bird??  Don't miss your chance to show off your turkey calling expertise!  The Turkey Calling Contest will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at 1pm in the Youth Center, located inside Central Square Complex during the South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival. 

Registration for the contest will be from 9am - 12:30pm.  There will be three divisions for the contest;  Seniors ages 21 & up, Intermediate ages 16-20 and Juniors 15 & under.  Registration fee for Seniors and Intermediate is $15 and for Juniors $5.00. The contest judges meeting will begin at 11:30am. The callers meeting and drawing for calling position will begin at 12:45pm.  Prizes will include cash and other related items.


HUNTER SAFETY EDUCATION COURSE
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Just in time for hunting season, the Hunter Safety Education Refresher class will be offered from 10am - 12noon on Saturday, September 10, 2016 in the Weir Center located on the grounds of Central Square Complex.  Participants will need to have completed the online course in order to take the test on this date.

For more information on how to take the online class please go to http://www.georgiawildlife.org/hunting/education


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
In today’s new economy, budgets have been cut in almost every area, including marketing dollars. In the world of advertising, we are bombarded every day with messages of new and improved products and services. Traditional ads that shout buzz words about how different they are from their competition or why someone should buy something, have lost their impact and prove to be a waste of money. A more effective alternative is becoming an event sponsor.

Benefits of festivals to communities can be exciting, particularly when the draw is from outside of the region.  Local vendors, artisans, craftspeople, restaurateurs, hoteliers, and innkeepers are kept busy and may indeed make a large portion of their annual income during the course of a weekend. Mainstreet revitalization can also be a positive economic spin-off from festivals and special events. Appearance improvements made for an annual celebration have year-round benefits and can create stimulus for improved downtown retailing and service industries.

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.

2016 Sponsors
WSWG Southwest Georgia
OnMedia
Southern Eagle Distributing
National Wild Turkey Federation
Georgia DNR Wildlife Division
Aniston's Restaurant

Broadcast South, LLC
Douglas National Bank
Moore Than Graphics
McRae Coca Cola
NAPA/Brooks Auto Parts
Rockdog Entertainment
Georgia BBQ Association
City of Douglas

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

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Volunteering can also help protect your mental and physical health. One of the better-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Unpaid volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. 

With that being said, 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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