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2024 Southeastern BBQ Showdown

Friday, June 14 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Event Series Event Series: 2024 Southeastern BBQ Showdown


Southeastern BBQ Showdown Logo depicting a chefs knife and spatula on a lime green background. a photo of Segra Park with fireworks bursting over the top of the stadium is on the right side.

Mark your calendars for June 14-15, 2024, as history is made at Segra Park with the first-ever Southeastern BBQ Showdown—an epic collision of BBQ mastery and culinary prowess unlike anything you’ve experienced before! The Southeastern BBQ Showdown is an unprecedented culinary extravaganza that brings together the best of the BBQ world for a two-day celebration of flavor, competition, and entertainment. Hosted by Capital City/Lake Murray Country at Segra Park, the home of the Columbia Fireflies, this inaugural event marks a historic moment as the “first food sport competition to grace a sports stadium in the United States”.

From Fridays, South Carolina Night, featuring a sizzling chicken wing competition and live music from the Band of Oz to the main event on Saturday, where 25 elite BBQ teams from across the nation go head-to-head. The Southeastern BBQ Showdown will be a feast for the senses with celebrity BBQ teams, esteemed judges, an electrifying Country Music concert featuring multi-award-winning Alabama, and a dazzling fireworks finale that will ensure that the Southeastern BBQ Showdown is an unforgettable experience for all who attend.


Phase 1 (Pre-Sale): Friday, February 23 at 10:00 AM
Phase 2 (General Public): Friday, March 22 at 10:00 AM


Single-Day General Admission*
$75: Friday (Children 12 & under Free with an adult ticket – Friday ONLY)
$100: Saturday

2-Day Bundle Admission – Buy both days and save!*
$125: General Admission
$150: VIP (Select reserved seating & VIP field access during the concert)
All VIP tickets will have access to a limited capacity VIP area side stage throughout the event.

*Tickets are sold through the Columbia Fireflies. Fees apply to online sales. There is an additional fee for parking on site. Segra Park has a clear bag policy and is a cashless venue. BBQ samples will be available until they run out.

♦ If you receive an error message at checkout, you are part of Phase 2. Your tickets go on sale March 22 at 10:00 AM. Don’t worry there will be tickets available!


BUY ONLINE: Southeasternbbqshowdown.com
IN-PERSON: Segra Park 1640 Freed Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Visit SoutheasternBBQShowdown.com for more information including BBQ Teams, vendors/exhibits, hotel reservations, tickets, and more! Follow the Showdown on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with exciting news as the event builds and tune into the Behind the Plate video podcast with Emcee Mark Conway premiering every Wednesday on YouTube.