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28th Annual Downtown BBQ Cook-Off
August 4, 2023 12pm - 6pm
August 5, 2026 6am - 6pm
Drexel Park Valdosta, GA



VENDOR FEE: $100.00. If vendor is selling meat items, the entry fee will be 250.00 instead of $100.00. Call if you have any questions at all. Please make checks payable to 100 Black men of Valdosta, Inc. Deadline for registration is July 31st, 2023. Note: After July 22nd, 2023, entry fee must be paid via cashier check, money order, or cash.



REGISTRATION:  Mail the registration form and entry fee to:

100 Black Men of Valdosta, Inc.

P.O. Box 1352

Valdosta, GA 31603



Friday, August 4, 2023, 12:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  (Vendors can set up at 12:00 noon)

Saturday, August 5, 2023, 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Vendors can set up as early as 6:00 a.m.)

Drexel Park (Across from Valdosta State University)



Vendors may not begin setting up before 6:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.  The assignment of spaces is determined by completion of registration process, to include payment of entry fee. Vendors who choose to set up on Friday can do so any time after 12:00 p.m.


QUESTIONS:  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call Lymas Johnson at (229) 251-1349 (cell).  THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


Rules and Regulations – Vendors


  1. No vendor may set up at Drexel Park prior to 6:00 a.m. on the morning of the Cook-off event (Saturday). However, if vendors choose to setup on Friday, they cannot start setting up before 12:00 p.m. on Friday.

  2. Vendor will be assigned to area (for setup) that is approximately 10’x10’. If food vendor, call me at my number below and let’s talk about your space requirements.

  3. Vendor must provide their own table, chairs, etc.

  4. Vendor can sell their product or services to the general public.

  5. Vendor cannot sell or give away any liquid refreshments. NOTE: 100 Black Men of Valdosta has exclusive right to sale beverages (sodas, juices, water, etc.). Therefore, no vendors or cook-off contestants are allowed to sale these items.

  6. Vendor must arrange all other items within their assigned spot so as to not damage the courthouse lawn or block the entire sidewalk.

  7. Vendor must properly discard all trash and are responsible for clean-up and removal of all debris in and around their assigned spot.

  8. Vendor is responsible for any and all damage caused to Drexel Park.

  9. Vendor cannot move from assigned spot without expressed permission of the Barbeque Cook-off Coordinator.

  10. Designed vendor spots are assigned to vendors as application and entry fees are received by 100 Black Men of Valdosta.

  11. 100 Black Men of Valdosta has exclusive right to the sale of liquid beverages (sodas, juices, water, etc.). Therefore, no vendors or cook-off contestants are allowed to sale these items.

  12. The 100 Black Men of Valdosta reserves the right to disqualify any vendor for rules violation.


NOTE: The 100 Black Men of Valdosta will have beverage wagons on both the Ashley and Patterson Street side of the Courthouse.


NOTE: If you have any questions please direct them to Lymas Johnson (229) 251-1349

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