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Pig in the Park BBQ Championship

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Get fired up in Dublin GA during the St. Patrick’s Pig in the Park BBQ Championship at the Market on Madison with hot grills and all the FREE family fun beginning Friday, March 4th at 7 PM. Judging for the BBQ Championship starts Saturday, March 5th at 10 AM. Relish the good times with kiddie rides, free BBQ samples hot off the grill, live music, and more!


The grills are not the only thing hot at the Pig in the Park BBQ Championship. While the chefs light their fires and get the juices flowing on Friday, March 4th, Downtown Dublin GA spices things up with with rock ‘n roll favorites, Raisin’ Helton. Local talent Elizabeth Coleman belts tunes to get the crowd ready for the big show. Bring a lawn chair and pack your cooler. Pick a good spot to watch the action while enjoying food vendors and rides for the kids. 

BBQ Championship

The competition heats up as the BBQ Championship continues on Saturday, March 5th from 10 AM to 4 PM as teams compete for bragging rights and cash prizes.  

Fired up to compete? Awesome sauce….First read the BBQ Cook-off Championships Rules.

Then fill out your official St. Patrick’s Pig in the Park BBQ Championship Entry Form!

Sponsored by Main Street Dublin and the Dublin Downtown Development Authority, the St. Patrick’s Pig in the Park BBQ Championship pits competitors against each other in three categories: ribs, pulled pork and chicken with first, second, and third place awarded in each division. Savor the sights and smells as downtown Dublin fires up for this annual event. 

Event Line Up

Friday, March 4th from 6 PM until 11 PM

6 PM – Pig in the Park begins with music, food vendors, and kids events
7:30 PM – Liz Coleman and the Masters of None take the stage
8:30 PM – Raisin’ Helton rocks out the night with sweet classics

Saturday, March 5th from 10 AM to 4 PM

BBQ Judging begins at 10 AM

10:00 AM Turn in time – Chicken
11:30 AM Turn in time – Pork Ribs
1:00 PM Turn in time – Pulled Pork

Kiddie rides and food vendors continue throughout the day!

Entertainment at the Market on Madison stage! 

Awards ceremony at 2 PM!

Rollover to the St. Pawtrick’s Dog Costume Contest at 10 AM in front of Theatre Dublin to see who is crowned the ulti-mutt St. Patrick’s pup!

Stick around after the BBQ Championship for Music and Munchies at the Market featuring The Swingin’ Medallions!

For information on more Dublin St. Patrick’s Festival events throughout the month of March, visit www.dublinstpatricks.com.


Join the fun as a vendor and display your wares for two days. Food, arts and crafts, and resale vendors are welcome!  Vendor Application – Pig in the Park 2022 coming soon!


March 4
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Market on Madison
314 West Madison Street
Dublin, GA United States
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