The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce proudly invites BBQ and Blues enthusiasts to drive-in or fly-in to the 13th Annual Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ and Blues Festival held at the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, located at 39421 South Avenue in Zephyrhills, on Jan. 13 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ and Blues Festival has come a long way in the 13 years since its inception and we are excited to announce the continuation of the very popular Kidz Grillin’ Competition to Friday’s festivities from 5- 9 p.m. Through community donations and sponsorships from Sonny’s BBQ, Bahr’s Propane Gas & AC, Home Depot, and Chick- fi- A Zephyrhills, the first 30 youth registered can compete for free while being mentored by local Pit Masters.
Parking is free at the venue and admission is $5 per adult and children under 42” will be free. Attendees on Friday night can opt for an $8 ticket which gives them admission on Saturday as well.
The AdventHealth Stage will be alive on Friday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuring a crowd favorites; Chuck Riley’s All-Stars and Paul Correia and The Sandspurs. Saturday’s impressive line-up of blues music features headliner Mark Shane, Snake Farm Band, RJ Howson and Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones. Bring your lawn chairs for at-home comfort as you listen to amazing blues from 11 a.m. thru 5:45 p.m.
The Cornhole Tourney will include Friday night with a $500 purse and a Saturday Tourney toinclude2-player team-double elimination tournaments featuring two divisions: The ‘Well-Seasoned Division’ for more skilled competitors is $40 per team, and will have a total payout of $500 as well as 1, 2nd& 3rd place trophies and will begin at 12:00 p.m. A ‘Still-Marinating Division’ is available for recreational competitors and cost $20 per team. Prizes will include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies.
In addition to the barbecue, great vendors, and live blues music, the Kidz Zone will entertain with face painting, arts & crafts, and games provided by the East Pasco Family YMCA.The Zephyrhills Museum of Military History located across the street will be open for visitors to enjoy this impressive and unique collection of memorabilia and information.
Pigz in Z’Hills has helped The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce to provide $48,000 in scholarships for local Zephyrhills area students in the 12 years since its inception. Students aren’t the only one benefitting from Pigz in Z’Hills. Many local 501(c)3 youth groups and charities that dedicate time and talent to make this a successful event are awarded donations raised from the event. Its success has allowed the Chamber to “Pay it Forward” with donations to scholarships, youth leadership programs and children’s charities every year since its beginning.
TheOneBlood Mobileunit will be on site once again. All donors will receive free admission and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, and cholesterol screening!
The Festival is presented by the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce and is a “Experience Florida’s Sports Coast” event in partnership with the City of Zephyrhills and Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, Suncoast Credit Union, PuroClean,AdventHealth Zephyrhills, American Infrastructure Development, Accident Attorney Kevin L. Sullivan, Sonny’s BBQ, SouthState Bank, Bahr’s Propane Gas & AC, Chick-fil-A Zephyrhills,Golden Corral, Jarrett Ford, BEARCOM,JJ Taylor Distributing, EZ Clean Car Wash, and Florida Trailer Solutions. Advertising Partners include: The Laker/Lutz News, Pasco News Publications, Tampa Bay Times, Zephyrhills Free Press, Naturecoaster,and Tampa Type & Print.
For more information visit www.ZephyrhillsChamber.org, call (813) 782-1913 or visit our Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Facebook Page.