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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 March 17th

Times are subject to change

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

4PM - Bars & Food truck open

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

4pm - Vendors open

4pm - Live performances from the City of Mt Dora Pipe Band

4pm - Craft Beer tastings opens*

4pm - Irish Food serving begins

5pm - (TEAMS) BBQ Cook Team meeting


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

6pm - Live Concert featuring Hypersona

6:30pm - Cornhole Tournament begins

(*wristband required)

11pm - Quiet time

Rock out Friday 4 to 10

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Saturday March 18th


7am or earlier - Chili teams set up

7am - Backdraft Grill opens for breakfast

Bloody Marys & Breakfast specials

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

8am - (TEAMS) Chili cooking begins

10am - Live Music - TO BE ANNOUNCED

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 TO BE ANNOUNCED

4pm - Chili  & BBQ winners announced

6pm - Remaining BBQ winners announced (if needed)

Feature entertainment Saturday 
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