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Sat, Aug 26


853 Village Creek Dr

Smoke & Fire Festival

Get ready for a sizzling and groovy experience at the Smoke and Fire Festival. This event combines the mouthwatering flavors of barbecue with the infectious rhythms of reggae music. Local teams showcase amazing bbq flavors as they compete for the Bexley BBQ Championship belt.

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Smoke & Fire Festival
Smoke & Fire Festival

Time & Location

Aug 26, 2023, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

853 Village Creek Dr, 853 Village Creek Dr, Columbus, OH 43209, USA


About the Event

This event is part of Bexley's 2023 Summer Event Lineup; we thank our sponsors for the support of these events!

Title Sponsor: Bexley Community Foundation in partnership with Raymond James

Event Sponsor: Pecan Penny's

The 2nd Annual Smoke and Fire Festival in Bexley will showcase amazing BBQ flavors of local vendors and foodies, live music by Lungu Vybz Reggae, and BOB RAS. Join us at Schneider Park on August 26 from 5:00pm - 10:00pm  for this FREE and family-friendly event.

The BBQ competition is free and open to the public and will take place from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  Each festival attendee will receive tokens to vote on their favorite team. Thanks to a partnership with Specialty Gas House, the winning team will walk away with a MiniMax Big Green Egg and The Bexley Barbeque Champion Belt.

Pecan Penny’s and Seventh Son Brewing Company will be selling food and drinks for those who are still hungry after sampling. Along with Kona Ice and Greaters Ice Cream.

Peyton CEO/Founder of Culture People You will be hosting the event.

1st place: Grand Champion BBQ Belt & Minimax Green egg

2nd place: Gift Basket from Old Town Partners & Macelleria Butcher Box

3rd place: Gift Basket from Bexley Chamber of Commerce & Macelleria Butcher Box.


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