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Circle the Wagons BBQ Competition & Concert

Round up your friends, family, and neighbors for the 2nd Annual Circle the Wagons BBQ Cook-off and Concert benefiting Circles Ashland. 5 BBQ vendors, 2 awesome bands, and 1 great cause are all you need on a Summer Saturday. We are so excited that the whole EITMonline (Elliot In The Morning) crew will be back this year as our Celebrity Judges for the Pro BBQ Competition-- Thanks Elliot! There will be 50/50 raffles, a great silent auction, and other unique items to raise money for this great cause as well as kids activities on site. As an added bonus, we are brewing up something special, just for the occasion! As always, the event is FREE to attend and all the details are below:

Saucy's BBQ
GPE BBQ Mobile Kitchen
Jake's Place
The UFO Truck
Freekin' Rican - Puerto Rican Food Carts & Catering


A panel of 10 judges will taste 1 meat and 1 side from each of our incredibly talented BBQ Vendors. They will deliberate at the festival, and trophies will be awarded for Best Meat and Best Side. There will also be a special People's Choice Award which will be voted on by festival goers. Be sure to show support your favorite BBQ by voting at the festival!


The competition will open for submissions of the BEST BBQ Sauce in the state of VA on Saturday, August 18th and will close on Wednesday, August 22nd. Your BBQ Sauce will be judged by a panel of COTU employees and BBQ experts and the WINNER will be announced at the festival on August 25th at 4pm!


Commonwealth Bluegrass Band

Undercover Bandwagon


Tiny Tim's Toys & Trains out of Ashland, VA will be on hand with kids games/activities and Paint Crazy RVA will be here face painting all festival long!

Circle the Wagons BBQ Competition & Concert