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Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ info from 2019 to 2021

Welcome to the official page of the Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ
info from 2019 to 2021

Presented by the Blue Ridge Lodging Association and The Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

 The Blues & BBQ Fest’s 2021 dates
Festival date: Sat, Sep. 18th
Blues Crawl: Fri, Sep. 17th
Kickoff: Thurs,  Sep. 16th

Thursday 9/19/2019 5:30pm-7pm
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Business
After Hours & Festival Kick Off
Willow Creek Falls

Friday 9/20/2019 7pm-around 11pm
Downtown Blues Crawl, Downtown Blue Ridge

Saturday 9/21/2019 12pm-9:30pm
Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival
Downtown Blue Ridge City Park


Downtown Blue Ridge sets the stage as a fantastic back drop and venue location for a perfect early fall event. The leaves start to change with cooler days and crisp evenings that invite outdoor activities! The sounds of Blues music and the sweet smell of BBQ from local and regional cookers will fill the air as families and groups of friends enjoy this unique setting and event. $5 Admission, 12 & under FREE

Snack in a BackpackA portion of all net proceeds will benefit Snack in a Backpack.
Please visit their website ( to learn more about this wonderful organization fighting childhood hunger one backpack at a time.



BLUES CRAWL: Start the weekend off right Friday, September 20th, at 7:00 pm with our Blue Ridge Blues Crawl in downtown Blue Ridge. Crawl through 8 different restaurants enjoying live music, food, and drinks as we celebrate the start of our Blues Weekend in the mountains.

GET INTO THE FESTIVAL FREE: Pick up your Official Blues & BBQ Festival Rack Card from your Blue Ridge lodging provider, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce or participating Crawl restaurant. Carry it with you on Friday night as you Crawl. Get all 8 stars punched and you can get into the Blues & BBQ Festival free the next day.

FESTIVAL FOOD & DRINKS: Come hungry! The festival will include over 10 local and regional vendors serving their BBQ style culinary delights. Wash down that tasty BBQ with a Cold Bud Light, Local Craft Beer, Wine, Coke or Dasani water… NO COOLERS, PETS, OR SMOKING will be permitted in the festival.

PLAN A WEEKEND GETAWAY! Visit our member page to secure lodging and be sure to mention that you are attending the event. Several lodging members will be offering specials and packages for guests attending the festival!



Uniquely positioned in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains, Blue Ridge is convenient to numerous outdoor activities and only 90 minutes from Atlanta, GA. Blue Ridge is recognized as an outdoor lover’s paradise with more adventure options than one day or one year could satisfy. September is a great time to bring the music and feast on BBQ from all around the Southeast.


Directions to the BRLA Blues and BBQ Festival From Metro Atlanta and Atlanta International Airport Terminal:

  1. Take I-75 North.
  2. Merge on to I-575 North (Canton).
  3. I-575 becomes Hwy 515 at the Georgia Mountain Parkway at the Cherokee – Pickens County border (Ball Ground).
  4. Continue on Hwy 515 for 55 miles to Blue Ridge.
  5. Turn Right at the Burger King restaurant.
  6. Turn right on West Main Street.
  7. Parking is available throughout Downtown Blue Ridge and Festival is located at the corner of West Main and Church Street.


Thanks to our 2018 Event Sponsors!


The Fannin County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center



Eagle Rock Distributing Company representing Budweiser, Bud Light, LandShark, Lime-A-Ritas, Fannin Brewing, Jekyll Brewing, Red Hare Brewing and Copa Wines.




North Georgia FORD



City of Blue Ridge


Harry Norman Blue Ridge Office

The Home Depot

Ace Hardware Blue Ridge

Mercier Orchards



Dairy Queen of Blue Ridge

Angel Fire 7 BBQ

Coca Cola





Coldwell Banker Blue Ridge Office



The Inhouse Productions


Directions Magazine


We ALL look forward to having y’all as our guest in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia this fall, and for many more years to come!

For Vendor, Sponsor or Volunteer opportunities please contact us at support @

Please Remember No Coolers, Smoking or Pets allowed inside the festival.


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