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Butts & Clucks on the Bay

By Forgotten Coast Web Team | January 6, 2023

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If you’re a fan of delicious food, gorgeous scenery, and tons of fun, you don’t want to miss The Butts & Clucks Cook-Off on the Bay! This year’s event will be held Friday and Saturday, January 20th and 21st at Apalachicola’s beautiful Battery Park.

The Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce proudly presents Butts & Clucks Cook-Off on the Bay a Florida BBQ Association-sanctioned event. This year, we are super excited to welcome The Food Network, who will be on the scene, filming this event.

Teams from all over the Southeast will be competing for over $12,000 in cash and prizes. They will be competing in four meat categories: Chicken, Ribs, Pork Butt & Brisket. If you’re interested in competing, follow the link provided on the event page for more information.

The Butts & Clucks Cook-Off on the Bay will feature loads of cool contests and family-friendly activities, including:

BBQ Sauce Competition

Talk about a finger-licking good contest! The BBQ Sauce Competition will be judged in the evening on Friday, January 20th.

Mystery Box Open Competition

During this mouthwatering mystery competition, entrants will receive a sealed box to be revealed at 2 pm on Friday, January 20th. They will then have two hours to cook a dish that includes the main ingredients in the box. This event will be judged by local chefs in front of the competitors at 4 pm on Friday.

The Cluck that Came from the Butt Contest

Did someone say eggs?? This year we again will be having our Deviled Egg Contest (The Cluck that Came from the Butt) a fun way to get everyone involved in the event. Anyone and everyone are welcome to sign up for this “clucky” contest, and the entry fee is only $5. Turn-in is at 4:00 pm on Saturday the 21st at the Community Center in Battery Park.

Live Entertainment

The Butts & Clucks Cook-Off on the Bay will be rocking and rolling on Saturday, January 21st. Check out talented musical acts on stage in middle of Battery Park from 3:30 until 5 pm.

Fabulous Food Vendors

There will be BBQ and other food vendors who will be attending this year’s event for your BBQ enjoyment.

Magnificent Merch

Of course, you’ll need some merch to prove you were here for The Butts & Clucks Cook-Off on the Bay! T-Shirts, aprons, and Tervis tumblers will be available to purchase on Friday and Saturday at the t-shirt trailer.

People’s Choice: Swine Tasting

Competing BBQ teams will also enter the People’s Choice category. This contest will be judged by…YOU! Anyone is welcome to purchase a VIP ticket and judge this tasty event. Buy your VIP ticket at the t-shirt booth to gain access to access to the People’s Choice tent on Saturday, January 25th. These VIP passes will be limited and can be purchased on Friday the 24th and Saturday the 25th. From 2:15 to 3:45 pm, People’s Choice judges will have a chance to try every competitor’s pulled pork and vote for their favorite.

Ready for some fun in the sun this January? Come on down to Florida’s Forgotten Coast to take part in this exciting barbecue battle! Book your stay today!