Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Festival

Welcome to official page of the
Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival
in Blue Ridge, Georgia

September 10 – 12th , 2015

Thursday 9/10/ 2015 Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours – Time & Location (TBD)

Friday 9/11/2015 Blues Crawl – 7 to 10PM Downtown Blue Ridge, GA

Saturday 2/12/2015 Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Festival Noon to 9PM Downtown Blue Ridge, GA City Park

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

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.

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Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 12, 2015  for the 5th Annual Blues Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival!   Enjoy the entire weekend – book your lodging early and plan to arrive on Friday, September 11th for our 4th Annual Downtown Blue Ridge Blues Crawl.  

Date: Saturday September 12th, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Downtown Blue Ridge City Park (South)

$5 Admission, 12 & under FREE

A portion of all net proceeds will benefit Snack in a Backpack.
Please visit to learn more about this wonderful charity.



BLUES CRAWL: Start the weekend off right Friday September 11th, 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.

  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 2014 Event Sponsors

List of 2015 Sponsors TBA!


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.


City of Blue Ridge


Harry Norman Blue Ridge Office

The Home Depot   

Blue Ridge North GA Ford  

Ace Hardware Blue Ridge 


Coldwell Banker High Country Realty  

Dairy Queen of Blue Ridge 

Angel Fire 7 BBQ

Coca Cola 


The Inhouse Productions

Directions Magazine 

Sisson Outdoor Advertising 


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




  1. Eric smith:

    Hi there we are planing a road trip from Vancouver island British Colombia . Our goal is to check out as many BBQ festivals we can at the beginning of September
    I want this to be one of the stops any others you can tell me about?
    Keep smiling


  2. Deborah Bush:

    We love to come to Blue Ridge for a weekend getaway 3-4 times a year. Last year we were excited when we arrived to find out about the Blues and BBQ Festival. It was great and look forward to attending this year.

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