by Cole Pepper
January 16, 2014
Last night we held our first planning meeting for the 2014 Jacksonville Backyard BBQ Championships. I love this time of year! One of the things I’m most proud of is that our committee does a great job of working to improve the event every year.
Basically, we believe in continuous process improvement.
Here’s a sneak peak at one of the improvements we’re working on for the April 19th event.
VIP Package – Because of construction of the new scoreboards at EverBank Field, we had to get creative with use of space, especially with our judging and scoring area. So we’re looking at utilizing the Bud Zone for our judges and scoring area. Of course, that also means that we have a lot more room to use. So we’re creating a VIP package for up to 250 people. Here’s how it will work. Each package consists of four tickets to the event, four Bud Zone passes, a parking pass (and maybe a free drink…working on this).
VIPs will be able to get out of the sun and into the Bud Zone, plus they’ll have the chance to sample from our Smoke Ring of Honor, our past winners of the event. We may also have some acoustic music and TVs on, plus a private bar. These packages are $100 each and are limited to the first 60 packages. If you want to be placed on the VIP waiting list to be contacted before the VIP packages go on sale to the public, email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll let you know in advance.
Some other dates you may want to know about:
Team Registration dates
- Teams who competed last year: February 20, 2014
- Teams who competed in the Florida/Georgia Block Party or on the waiting list: March 3, 2014
- Public Registration: March 10, 2014
General Admission Tickets go on sale: March 24
VIP Packages $100 for 4 VIP tickets and a parking pass
General Admission: $20 at the gate on the day of the event, $16.50 when purchased online in advance of the event. 10 pack of tickets for $150.