Jim R. Miller Park, Marietta, GA

March 23 - 26, 2023


Friday, March 24

• 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

An evening celebrating everything grilled, smoked, barbecued and more. A wide variety of the best barbecue in the South: beef, pork, chicken, seafood and vegetarian dishes will be available to taste from some of Georgia and the South’s most renowned Pitmasters and chefs. Enjoy live music, wine, beer and spirits tastings in a souvenir glass.  This is an all-inclusive event, with food and drink included with admission ticket, including two whole hogs from Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ.  This event will also feature “Meat & Greet” – a bourbon & grilling demo hosted by Chatel Farms and Makers Mark.

Tickets per person: $75 Winter Rate (Jan/Feb) | $85 March/Gate
Event Type: Indoor/Outdoor, Rain or shine.
Attire & Info: Casual attire, 21 years and over.


Meat & Greet - featuring Chatel Farms Beef & Maker's Mark

Official Beef

Whole Hog Pig Pickin' featuring Rodney Scott's BBQ

Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ is not smoked in a smoker–the whole pig is prepped, seasoned and laid intact on a pit that is fired with active, burning coals. Direct heat by way of the glowing embers shoveled under the animal and expertly placed in the various regions ensures even cooking. The coals and hog are attended to for many hours before the animal is flipped near the end of the cook time so that Rodney’s signature “mop sauce” can be mopped onto the meat and the skin is allowed to crisp. This is the ultimate Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ experience. It’s a difference you can taste!

Live Music, presented by Superior Plumbing

Performing on the Plaza: J. Scott Thompson, Acoustic

J. Scott Thompson is an audience favorite endearing himself to crowds nationwide (and quite a few in England!) with his warm, easy going personality, powerful voice, and fresh style of Americana songwriting. Pulling from his Southern roots, Thompson writes from the heart and speaks to the soul with songs influenced by his Dad’s record collection of James Brown, Sam Cooke, The Beatles, and Otis Redding. A prolific songwriter and captivating performer, Thompson combines a southerner’s knack for storytelling with a dose of southern charm making lifelong friends and loyal fans wherever he goes.

Official Beef of the GF+WF

Restaurant Participants

*Our featured participants are being finalized and will be updated as they confirm their participation

Beverage Participants

(Our featured participants are being finalized and will be updated as they confirm their participation)

Official Bourbon
Official Wine
Official Tequila
Official Vodka
Official Sparkling
Official Scotch