Our first barbeque cook-off was a huge success! We hosted 29 competitors from several
states and according to KCBS, “it was a textbook example of how a first-year contest
should be run.” 2011 was even bigger with 40 cook-teams.
There was tons of great cook teams on hand including:
Wicked Que which won
the Grand Championship in both 2010 and 2011.
We hope to see these guys back along with all the others and some new teams at the
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,
becoming The Jug, and ten years later 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 4th year (2013) however, it was previously known to
the people of Winder as Chautauqua festival for 15 years prior.
Read what KCBS Rep Ernie Poland wrote about Jug Tavern Festival’s First BBQ Cook-Off
in the Bullsheet. paper
2012 Jug Tavern Festival & BBQ Cook Off Grand Champion