In compliance with recommendations by the CDC, BBQ Boogie and Blues 2020 is cancelled

The 2020 BBQ Boogie and Blues Festival has been cancelled.

looking forward to 2021!!!!

Renowned BBQ Competition

Interested in being a part of our festival?  Applications below:

Backyard Grilling Competition Application 2020 (docx)


Vendor Form 2020 (docx)


2020 Kids Que App (doc)


2020 Dessert Que (doc)


2020 BBQ Pro Application (doc)


bbq boogie & blues "Battle of the Bands" competition


The first ever "Battle of the Bands" Competition will be POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE... Keep checking in for updates!  Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity for maximum exposure!  |  Thousands are expected to attend! 



There will be a total 3 winners.  First Place, Second Place and Third Place 

First Place: • $1250 in prize money 

Second Place: • $500 in prize money 

Third Place: • $250 in prize money 

*Money based on at least 6 bands.  Additional prizes may be added in the future.* 

BBQ Boogie & Blues is back - April 23 - 24, 2021!


9th Annual BBQ Boogie and Blues Festival in Downtown Calhoun, Georgia

The smell of delicious BBQ will soon be in the air.  We hope to see you at this year's BBQ Boogie & Blues Festival in Downtown Calhoun!  An event Gordon County residents look forward to every year has returned – the BBQ, Boogie and Blues will be held Friday and Saturday. Vendors from surrounding areas will be gathered in downtown Calhoun this weekend to participate in 9th annual event.  The festival, which is sponsored by the Calhoun Downtown Development Authority and the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce, is a highly anticipated event and has a history of attracting crowds from beyond county limits.  Not only has this event been deemed a nationally sanctioned barbecue competition by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, but it also offers family-friendly activities, arts and crafts, live entertainment and a variety of different styles of food in addition to barbecue.  

What's Going On In Gordon County?! (pdf)



Parking Suggestions

Events & Attractions

Events & Attractions

Parking is available on Wall Street, at the Piedmont Street Parking Deck, Calhoun City Schools and at the Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library.

For more information on vendors parking and schedules, please contact 

Suzanne Roberts at 706-602-5570. 


Events & Attractions

Events & Attractions

Events & Attractions

  • Live  Bands –  Friday Night Blues 6PM to 10PM ; Saturday Wide Variety of Music Styles Noon to 10PM
  • "Kid's Que"- Friday evening 5:30PM
  • People’s Choice BBQ Tasting ($10) 11AM
  • Arts & Crafts Vendors
  • Wide Variety of Food Vendors
  • KCBS Sanctioned Cook Off
  • And More…



Events & Attractions


Festivities run from 6-10PM on Friday 

and 10AM-5PM on Saturday. 

The Amazing Race 10AM

Teams suggested to arrive at 9AM

For information concerning the 

Amazing Race, please contact 

Joni Harbin at 706-625-3200.

Sponsored by the City of Calhoun Downtown Development Authority and 

the Gordon County Convention 

& Visitors Bureau.

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

Gordon County Convention & Visitors Bureau

300 S. Wall Street Calhoun, GA 30701

Calhoun, Georgia, United States

(706) 625-3200


Open today

09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Drop us a line!


Thank you to our sponsors:


2020 Sponsorships available

For inquiries, please contact