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Leesburg

11th Shamrockin' BBQ & Chili Competition -FBA State Championship Site

Be a part of one of Central Florida's 2 day premier food competition events. This event is a fund raiser to help local firefighters with major medical treatments such as PTSD and cancer.

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11th Shamrockin' BBQ & Chili Competition -FBA State Championship Site
11th Shamrockin' BBQ & Chili Competition -FBA State Championship Site

Time & Location

Mar 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – Mar 16, 2024, 6:00 PM

Leesburg, 501 W Meadow St, Leesburg, FL 34748, USA

About the event

The 11th Fireifighter Charity BBQ & Chili Competition now known as Shamrockin' BBQ & Beer Festival is a fund raiser hosted by the Firefighter's Charity of Central Florida. This fund raiser helps fund our Florian Fund. This fund provides financial assistance to local firefighters enduring catastrophic crisis such as PTSD and cancer treatments. We are pleased to announce we are a Backyard Cooker competition sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association AND have been selected as a FBA State Championship Site for our 2024 competition. For our local teams, we have  a HomeTown cooking division for those teams that may not compete on a  regular basis.

We are awarding over $5,000 in prizes and trophies!

Choose one or all competitions to increase your chances to win your share of cash prizes, trophies and DOUBLE FBA points:

Please note Backyard & Hometown Competitions - People's Choice is REQUIRED. We will provide the meat. This is how we raise our money by allowing guests to sample your amazing BBQ.

FBA Backyard Competition (Double FBA points) - Chicken, Ribs, Pork, Brisket & People's Choice Pork

FBA Hometown Competition (No points) - Chicken, Ribs, Pork, Brisket & People's Choice Pork

People'e Choice Pork only

Chili Competition

Sauce Competition

Appetizer Competition

This two day event features an Irish Festival and Street Block Party,  Cornhole Tournament, and a number of competitions with free concerts on Friday & Saturday. 

The fun continues Saturday and it really heats up with our Chili Cookoff starting that morning and our main BBQ competition in the afternoon. Live music all day with great grilled food, a parade, full liquor bars, firetrucks,  vendors, and much more!

The BBQ competition is limited to 24 teams. The chili competition is limited to 30 teams. Sign up early to ensure your space.

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