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The venue is free to attend.

Tickets for tasting and judging are starting at

$20 and up per guest.

Tickets available at the door.

Purchase advance tickets to reduce waiting in lines

11th BBQ & Chili Competition
plus Beer & Wines from around the world

A fundraiser to help local Firefighters in time of crisis

March 15th & 16th, 2024

It's a block party like no other and

there's nothing better than finger lickin' BBQ and tasty chili!

You get to taste and judge from over 40 teams competing from all around the state for over $5,000 in cash and prizes!

Add rocking live music, unique vendors, great food fresh off the grill, 

cold beer and mixed drinks from 3 full bars, and an all around good time, and this is the premier 2 day event festival of

Central Florida you don't want to miss!

Venue:

Historic Downtown Leesburg

5th & Main Street, Leesburg

Host:

Firefighter Charity of Central Florida

Friday March 15th - 4pm to 11pm

Saturday March 16th - 10am to 11pm

Compete or Taste

If you have great chili or BBQ, you are invited to join the competition.

If you like tasting great chili and BBQ, we invite you to come sample.

Teams from all around Florida and Georgia come in to compete for over $5,000 in cash and prizes!  We have beginners to semi-pro classifications.

If you love good food, music and fun, you don't want to miss this 2 day event!

Friday features:

Wines & Beers from around the world

Appetizer Competition

Cornhole Competition

Special Needs Cook

Live Music featuring 

Mt Dora Pipes & Drums

 To be announced (Classic Rock)

Saturday features:

Parade

Street Festival

Chili Competition - You taste & judge!

BBQ Competition - You taste & judge!

Sauce Competition - You taste & judge!

Wines & Beers tastings from around the world

Live concerts all day!

TEAM REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

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Friday March 15th

STARTS at 4PM

  • Irish Block Party

  • Beer & Wine Tastings

  • Irish Food & BBQ

  • Green Beer

  • Irish & Classic Rock bands

  • Vendors

  • St. Patty Drink Specials

  • Liquor & Beer bars available

FREE TO ATTEND!

IF YOU WANT TO SAMPLE WINE & BEER or the APPETIZER COMPETITION TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL ACCESS

Shamrockin Fest

Friday March 15th

STARTS at5PM

LIVE MUSIC
5PM to 10PM

 

FREE TO ATTEND!

IF YOU WANT TO SAMPLE WINE & BEER or the APPETIZER COMPETITION, TASTING TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL ACCESS 

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Live Music Shamrockin

Friday March 15th

STARTS at 4PM

IRISH THEY HAD FOOD THERE!
WE DO!
IRISH MENU
plus BBQ FOOD TRUCKS
plus McCrackens Irish Pub & Grill

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Irish Food

Friday March 15th

STARTS at 4PM

MUSIC, DRINKS & FUN
CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT
FOR CHARITY & CASH PRIZES

FREE TO ATTEND!

IF YOU WANT TO SAMPLE WINES & BEER or the APPETIZER COMPETITION, TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL ACCESS 

Cornhole

SATURDAY MARCH 16th

Saturday March 16th

STARTS at 11AM

NEW!

FREE TO ATTEND!

IF YOU WANT TO SAMPLE CHILI, BBQ & SAUCE, TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL ACCESS TO THE BBQ & CHILI TEAM COMPETITION FIELD

BBQ Competition

Saturday March 16th

STARTS at 11AM

Do you have the best BBQ in town? Compete with teams from all around the state for the title of Best BBQ & over $5,000 in prize money!

Categories include Chicken, BBQ Pork & Ribs, plus our people's choice of BBQ Pork Butt

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BBQ Competition Compete

Saturday March 16th

STARTS at 8AM

Do you have the best chili in town? Compete with teams from all around the state for the title of Best Chili and over $5,000 in prize money!

Categories include Judges Choice & Peoples Choice

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Chili CompetitionCompete

Saturday March 16th

STARTS at 8AM

Do you have the best homemade BBQ Sauce in town? Compete with teams from all around the state for the title of Best Sauce and over $5,000 in prize money!

Categories include Judges Choice & Peoples Choice

Sauce Competition

 March
15th &16th

STARTS at 4PM

It's a great weekend to enjoy an overnight stay in the area and experience all Lake County has to offer!

Make a weekend of it and explore top notch fishing, our local breweries and hometown restaurants, distinctive downtowns,  great little bars & restaruants, shopping and more.

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Where to Stay

 March
15th &16th

This Shamrockin Festival fund raiser wouldn't be possible without the amazing and generous companies and organizations that like to give back and support their local community.

Please support those that support us!

Become a sponsor today and ensure you help your LOCAL community.

Be A Sponsor

Thank you to our Sponsors

3 Alarm Sponsors

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Heavy Rescue & Engine Company Level Sponsors

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