Amelia Island will be putting on the second Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff on the 26th and 27th of August. This event has it all with live music all weekend, a beer tent, close proximity to the beach and of course, plenty of barbecue. The event features BBQers from all over the country competing for prizes, bragging rights and glory.
Last year’s cookoff was the first serious BBQ event I have attended and I was really surprised at the range of cooking equipment these competitors bring to the table. At one end of the scale is the smoker that is home-made out of an old drum and on the other end of the scale are stainless steel kitchens-on-wheels with automatic pellet feeders so the fire burns at the right temperature all night. Walking around the grounds checking out the toys was a big part of the cookoff for me. That and eating some great BBQ.