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Sonny’s Smokin’ Showdown Invitational
January 14| $5
The third largest BBQ chain in the country is back with its highly anticipated Smokin’ Showdown Invitational BBQ competition and festival, inviting visitors from across the country to taste BBQ from the nation’s top Pitmaters. On January 14, Sonny’s BBQ is hosting its second annual Smokin’ Showdown Invitational at the Central Florida Zoo.
The Smokin’ Showdown BBQ competition and large-scale festival is designed to bring BBQ enthusiasts from across the country to the heart of Florida for a full day of live music, family fun and delicious BBQ. While attendees watch more than 50 professional BBQ competition teams and taste their award-winning recipes, Smokin’ Showdown attendees may also participate in rib and donut eating contest and enjoy live music at the family friendly festival.
The invitation-only competition brings together the nation’s top Pitmasters in one arena for an epic BBQ battle. Teams are judged on five different meat categories: chicken, ribs, pork, brisket and a mystery meat, which will be announced at the event. The grand champion team will receive $25,000. The total prize pool totals $68,000.
The event is $5 for adults, free for kids 10 and under.