Sons of the South

Doug Flowers Band

Curtis Blackwell &

the Dixie Bluegrass Boys

Friday Headliner

Dave Adkins Band

Oliver Rice & the Blue Ridge Mountain Boys

Tidewater Bluegrass Music Association

A lot of questions about the weather have come in. We are not cancelling. The festival will be fun under the big tent and around the site. Wear good shoes and bring an umbrella. It is supposed to moderate Friday and even better Saturday.

Are you ready for some awesome Bluegrass?!?!?

Carolina Blue

Shadow Ridge

Foxfire Boys.

Saturday Headliner

Shannon Slaughter

YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS OUT ON THESE TWO CLASSES FROM THE "BEST!"

NO SIGN-UP! FREE WITH COST OF ADMISSION


Friday, August 3, Cooking Class, 5:30 p.m.
Hosting Pitmaster: Byron Chism
Organization: Bad Byron’s Butt Rub

     Byron Chism is the creator of Bad Byron's Butt Rub. He began his professional cooking career in 1990 and is a graduate from The Culinary Institute of America.

    In 1998 he began competing in the barbeque competitions to help promote his new product, Butt Rub. Since that time, he has won 38 Grand Championships, including, The American Royal Invitational. For seven consecutive years he was ranked top ten overall for the KCBS Team Of The Year Awards.

​    Byron and ButtRub.com competition team has represented the U.S. in 16 countries as of 2018. In 2017 Byron was inducted into the Jim Beam BBQ Hall of Fame.

Saturday, August 4, Cooking Class, 3:30 p.m.
Hosting Chef, Jason Williams
Organization: The Barbeque Depot

      In 2016, Jason and his team were featured in “The Chicken Whisperer” magazine with his products and how to cool competition style. Also in 2016, his pro competition cooking team, The Porkaholic’s won multiple top 10 finishes as well as 1st place pork in the Sip & Swine contest in Lawrenceville, GA. Jason will teach you how to choose the best products, meat preparation and techniques that will help you “Cook Like The Best!”


To top-off the cooking classes Mike Brown, owner and vintner of 12 Spies Vineyard and Farms, along with his staff will host a wine and BBQ pairing, enabling you to become your own connoisseur while serving fine wines and fabulous home cooked barbeque.

Leipers Fork

Dillard City Hall Fairgrounds​ • 892 Franklin Street • Dillard, GA

Gates open • Friday 9:00 a.m. & Saturday 9:00 a.m.

FREE parking & shuttles... follow the signs! • Handicapped Parking


Dogs are welcome on leash and non-aggressive.

(Please bring bags to pick-up after your dog!)

NO COOLERS ALLOWED ON FAIRGROUNDS

22ND Dillard Bluegrass + Barbeque Festival

August 3 & 4, 2018