April 25, 2020 – Smoke on the Water Backyard BBQ Contest and Festival, 200 James M. Spain Drive, McFarland Park, Florence. 10am – 5 pm.
The Smoke on the Water Festival is more than just a BBQ cook-off – it’s an event for the entire family! Sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society and the Alabama BBQ Association, this cook-off will determine the very best barbeque from among entrants from throughout the Southeast, competing for cash prizes. The festival also includes: BBQ samples (while they last), all day live entertainment, corn hole competition, Beer Garden, vendors of all kinds, “cruise-in” car show, and a Kids’ Zone. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the day! The Festival is a project of the Rotary Club of Florence and the Greater Shoals Rotary Club, and benefits Shoals Scholar Dollars. Admission: $15 (or more) donation to Shoals Scholar Dollars, 18 & under free. For more information: www.smokeonthewaterfestival.com