The 2022 Plant City Pig Jam State BBQ Championship presented by Citizen’s Bank & Trust has over 50 competition BBQ teams coming to Plant City from more than a dozen different states to compete in the Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned competition on November 18th & 19th at the Randy Larson Fourplex located at 1500 S Park Rd, Plant City, FL 33566. This fun-filled family-friendly event is free to attend, and parking is only $10.
Friday night the event area is open to the public from 5pm-10pm. There will be live music and plenty of ice-cold drinks at the Pepin Sports Bar to enjoy. The mechanical bull riding contest will be held at the Patterson Companies’ main stage at 8pm. Families are encouraged to come out and grab dinner cooked by some of the best and most awarded barbecue teams in the country. In the past, menu items have included BBQ macaroni and cheese, ribs, brisket, BBQ chicken, and even BBQ filled eggrolls.
On Saturday the event area is open to the public from 10am-5pm with two stages of live entertainment. There will be live bands as well as community groups performing throughout the day. The Citizen’s Bank & Trust Piglet Play Area features bounce houses, rock climbing walls, face painting, games, and entertainment for kids of all ages at no charge to guests. Teams will be busy cooking up their BBQ entries for the competition on Saturday, so be sure to stick around for the awards ceremony at 5pm to see who the “Grill Masters” are this year. Over $18,300 in prizes will be awarded.