Renowned BBQ Competition

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

2020 BBQ Pro Application (doc)


Backyard Grilling Competition Application 2020 (docx)


Vendor Form 2020 (docx)


2020 Kids Que App (doc)


2020 Dessert Que (doc)


BBQ Boogie & Blues is back - April 24 - 25, 2020!

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


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


  • 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…



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