Event Schedule

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Schedule is subject to change. Please check often

The Charity BBQ & Chili Competition is a fund raiser hosted by the Firefighters Charity Alliance 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 want this event to be fun for our participants as well as everyone who comes out to attend. The popularity of this event has really grown to be a premier food competition event in Central Florida. We have expanded the event even more this year and have added several fun events as well as community supportive events. We are pleased to announced we are approved as a Florida BBQ Association sanctioned event. We adopted most of the FBA rules for our past events, so our participants will find a similar format again this year. Please do not hesitate to contact our organizer with any questions.

Friday January 28th

Times are subject to change

Friday - 7am or later - BBQ Contestants & vendors may set up

Noon - Bars & Food truck open

Noon - (TEAMS) Meat inspection begins followed with cooking kick off

4pm - Vendors open

5pm - (TEAMS) BBQ Cook Team meeting

5pm - Live Music - Rock out with BAR FLY!

5pm - (TEAMS) Sauce Competition turn in

5:30pm - Special Needs Competition

6pm - Cornhole Tournament Sign Up - Cash prizes!!

6pm - (TEAMS) Youth Competition begins hosted by Empingao

6:30pm - Cornhole Tournament begins

6:30pm - Taste & Judge BBQ Sauces begins*

6:30pm - Taste & Judge Mac & Cheese competition*

6:30pm - Taste & Judge local restaurants BBQ* (*wristband required)

8PM - (TEAMS) Youth Competition turn in

9pm - Sauce, Youth & Special Needs team winners announced

11pm - Quiet time

Rock out Friday 5 to 9

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Saturday January 29th


7am or earlier - Chili teams set up

7am - Backdraft Grill opened for breakfast

$4 Bloody Marys & Breakfast specials

7:45am - (TEAMS) Chili Cook team meetings

8am - (TEAMS) Chili cooking begins

10am - Live Music - L.S.D. rocking the 70's

11am - All bars open

11am - (TEAMS) Chicken turn in

11:30am - (TEAMS) Chili turn in for judges

Noon - Chili tasting open to the public - Taste & Judge (wristband required - )

Noon - (TEAMS) Pork ribs turn in

1pm - (TEAMS) Pork turn in 

2pm - BBQ Pork tasting open to the public - Taste & Judge (wristband required)

1pm to 6pm - Live music featuring Back to the 80's with Switch!

4pm - Chili  & BBQ winners announced

6pm - Remaining BBQ winners announced (if needed)

Feature entertainment Saturday 
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Back to the 80's with Switch!