TWO CLASSES FROM CHAMPION PITMASTERS

NO SIGN-UP! FREE WITH COST OF ADMISSION

Cooking Classes:

Friday at 5:30 Hosted by

Pitmaster Big Jim Stancil

Owner of Bareknuckles Barbeque

​Big Jim was featured on Barbeque Pitmasters.

He has been cooking professionally for many years and is a former

Prize winner here at the Dillard Bluegrass and Barbeque Festival KCBS competition.


Saturday at 3:30 Hosted by
Pitmaster Byron Chism
Owner of 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.


Kristy Cox

2020 - Friday Headliner.


Big Country Bluegrass
2020 - Saturday Headliner


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


Dillard Bluegrass and Barbeque Festival

First Weekend of August

Check back soon for more 2020 band and schedule updates!


Tidewater Bluegrass Music Association

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

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

FREE parking on site...follow the signs! • Handicapped Parking


Dogs are welcome: on leash, non-aggressive

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

NO COOLERS ALLOWED ON FAIRGROUNDS