Welcome to Jug Tavern Festival

Welcome to the new Jug Tavern Festival website! Accessible
on all computers, smart phones and tablets.

Feel free to keep checking back for lists of BBQ competitors, entertainment,
the Winder Fire 5k, car show information and much more.

Jug Tavern Festival & BBQ Cook-off will be Friday and Saturday, September 12th
and 13th this year. Winder will also host Jug Tavern Carnival
September 8th through the 14th.
See you there!

About Jug Tavern Festival

Winder has a long and rich history. It was a place for early settlement, being first occupied hundreds of years ago by Creek Indians who called it Snodon. When white settlers established homes and farms near the village in 1793, the town was renamed to The Jug. Ten years later it became Jug Tavern. The town was renamed again in 1893 as the City of Winder in recognition of the General Manager of the Seaboard Railway, John H. Winder. Jug Tavern Festival is in its 5th year (2014).  However, it was previously known to the people of Winder as Chautauqua Festival for the previous 15 years.


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