Southeastern BBQ Showdown

Get ready to fire up your taste buds and dive into the ultimate BBQ competition at the Southeastern BBQ Showdown, June 14-15, 2024! This thrilling two-day event, hosted by Capital City/Lake Murray Country and held at Segra Park (home of the Columbia Fireflies), is not your average cook-off—it's a sizzling celebration of all things BBQ. Learn how to buy tickets, the daily lineup of events & music, and book your hotel room below. 

Southeastern BBQ Showdown Tickets

On Sale Now!

* Tickets are sold through the Columbia Fireflies. Purchase online at the links below, or in-person at Segra Park.

Admission & Event Details

Single-Day General Admission*

  • $75: Friday (Children 12 & under Free with adult ticket – Friday ONLY)
  • $100: Saturday

2-Day Bundle Admission – Buy both days and save!*

  • $125: General Admission
  • $150: VIP (Select reserved seating with VIP field access during the concert) Bullpen seating requires 4 tickets 

*Venue Details: On site paid parking is available. Segra Park has a clear bag policy and is a cashless venue. BBQ samples will be available until they run out.

Book Your Stay for the BBQ Showdown

Friday, June 14 - South Carolina Night

Sample the Best of South Carolina BBQ

Embark on a taste bud adventure as you sample mouthwatering creations from the South Carolina BBQ Association’s chicken wing competition. From tangy vinegar-based sauces to smoky mustard blends, experience the diverse flavors that make South Carolina BBQ truly unique.

Groove to the Beats of the Band of Oz

Let the music move you as the legendary Band of Oz takes the stage, filling the air with their infectious rhythms and soulful melodies. Known as “#1 Shag band in the Southeast”, this dynamic band will have you dancing the night away under the stars.

Explore Interactive Exhibits (both days):

Uncover the secrets of BBQ mastery as you explore interactive exhibits showcasing the art and science of this culinary discipline. 

Saturday, June 15 - The BBQ Showdown

BBQ at Segra Ballpark

Prepare your taste buds as 25 top BBQ teams from across the nation fire up their grills and compete for the coveted $10,000 Home Plate Grand Prize. Taste the best BBQ creations and witness culinary excellence in action!

BBQ Awards Presentation

Cheer on your favorite teams, celebrate their accomplishments, and witness BBQ history in the making as we crown the champions of the inaugural Southeastern BBQ Showdown!

Alabama Concert & Fireworks Finale

End the day on a high note with a legendary Country Music Concert featuring the one and only Alabama! Sing along to their greatest hits and dance the night away as they deliver a show-stopping performance. Marvel at a breathtaking fireworks finale that lights up the night sky in a dazzling display of color and excitement.

2024 BBQ Showdown Updates

Be the first to hear about the celebrity judges, the latest teams to join the BBQ competition, vendors, and more!

BBQ Team Contact & Sponsorship

Event Information & Sponsorships
Vickie Davis, Senior VP of Funding & Events
[email protected]

Marketing/Media Inquiries
Micah Decker, VP of Marketing & Communications
[email protected]

BBQ Team Inquiries

Mark Conway, Emcee & Food Sport Consultant
[email protected]