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2nd Annual Sip and Swine Barbecue Festival
The Second Annual Sip and Swine Barbecue Festival will be on March 3 and 4 at Coolray Field. All 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter. The event raised more than $60,000 for the local nonprofit during the festival’s inaugural year in 2016. The festival will feature hundreds of volunteers, 100 barbecue competition teams, 50+ food and craft vendors, and music on Friday evening plus local bands throughout the day on Saturday. Barbecue competition teams will include a blend of pro teams from all over the country and “backyard” teams – featuring a number of local businesses vying for the title of Grand Champion. Admission is free to all. To take part in the judging, visitors can purchase a People’s Choice Taster Kit for $10 each – affording them nine samples plus a chance to cast their vote for best barbecue. This is only available on Saturday, March 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.