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Don't Be Cruel BBQ Duel March 13th & 14th, 2015

Welcome to the 5th Annual Don’t Be Cruel BBQ Duel

Festival and KCBS sanctioned BBQ competition.

Link Centre’s signature fundraiser!


Downtown Tupelo FairPark
March 13 & 14


We are looking for VOLUNTEERS!!!

Contact Marilyn Vail at marilyn.vail@tupeloms.gov or
go to the
Application tab — Volunteers
for information about volunteer areas, times and application.

In return for a minimum of 4 hours volunteer time, you will receive an official festival T-Shirt AND a weekend access band to the BBQ competition area!

Are you a high school student that needs to obtain service learning hours? GREAT NEWS, we can help you with that.  We will provide documentation that you volunteered at the Don’t Be Cruel BBQ Duel.


We welcome Texas Rib Rangers from Deaton, Texas and ET’s BBQ from Port Charlotte, Florida who will be selling award winning BBQ to the public. We will also have different foods from all over. So come on out to the Festival and get great Food from Great People. There will be something for everyone!!!!


The Smokin the Stage Country Showdown on Friday, March 13th at 1:30 at Fairpark in Downtown Tupelo during the Don’t Be Cruel BBQ Duel:


Kid Parade and Activies

We will have free activities for the kids at our Kids Kamp!  Art, crafts and gardening fun just to mention a few.  Join us at 10:00 for the KIDS ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE.  Where great beads and maybe even a balloon hat.  The balloon artist from doing free art from 9:45-12:45.  

ONE SPOT HAS BEEN MADE AVAILABLE.  If you are interested, go to the APPLICATION section and complete the registration.  We are limited to 100 TEAMS!!!


Friday, March 13

10:00 am – 10:30 pm      KCBS BBQ Activities (Competition is Sold out) BBQ Competition Area
($5/day access — Kids 5 & under Free)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm       Activities for Kids Children’s Area
10:50 am – 1:30 pm        Free Concert – 2 Different Bands Center Stage
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm         Radio Group Talent Competition Center Stage
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm      Free Concert – 4 Different Bands Center Stage
6:00 pm – 6:25 pm         VIP Judging Check In VIP Tent
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm         VIP Judging – Team Ancillaries VIP Tent

Saturday, March 14

10:00 am – 10:45 am      Children’s Parade Children’s Area
10:00 am – 1:00 pm        Healthworks! Activities for Kids East of Stage
10:00 am – 5:00 pm       Activities for Kids Children’s Area
10:00 am – 6:15 pm        KCBS BBQ Activities (Competition is Sold out) BBQ Competition Area
($5/day access — Kids 5 & under Free)
10:30 am – 5:00 pm       Free Concert – 5 Different Bands Center Stage
11:00 am – Until Gone   People’s Choice Pulled Pork Tasting People’s Choice Tent
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm          BBQ Competition Award Ceremony Center Stage
6:15 pm – 10:30 pm        Free Concert – 3 Different Bands Center Stage

                     VIP TENT OPEN Friday 10am – 11pm & Saturday 10am – 10pm – VIP WRIST BAND ACCESS

Contacts: Email – tupelobbq@gmail.com
Bev Crossen
or Leslie Mart

For information on the Ride With The King Event, please click this link www.ridewiththeking.net

Visit http://www.tupelo.net/ to find out more about Tupelo, MS

Special thanks to our sponsors  

Qualifier for following:



All correspondence, please mail to: PO Box 1081 Tupelo, MS 38802-1081 Email – tupelobbq@gmail.com