Friday, August 16, 2013

La State Championship at Jim Bowie Festival & Throwdown Sept 27-28th

VIDALIA, LA - The Concordia Chamber of Commerce has announced it Annual Jim Bowie Festival   in Vidalia, La on September 27- 28th.  The festivities begin Friday the 27th at 4:00 pm with The Harrigill Bluegrass Family; then Mr Greg Robinson, a local blues artist, at 5:30 and at 8:00 pm until 12:00 pm the big band sound of the Belle Plain Revival  which will set the mood for the upcoming Saturday fun entertainment and other scheduled events.

The Saturday entertainment and events schedule begins when the gate opens at 10:00 am for the all day affair. At 10:30 am the Jim Bowie Re-enactment begins and the list of events and entertainment goes on all day ... see poster below for schedule ... 


The Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned  Louisiana State Championship  BBQ Team begins with the Jim Bowie Throwdown  featuring some of the best BBQ and some of the most outstanding national, state and local teams in the country will be held during the festivities. 

This outstanding event is planned by the local Concordia Chamber of Commerce and supported by its members, the local citizens  and numerous local businesses.  The cash prize pot is at $10,000 (ten thousand dollars) and it is growing.  The Louisiana State Champion/Grand Champion winner will also receive a 2 night stay  at the Isle of Capri Hotel for 2 people including 2 buffets.  

Deadline for BBQ Team application is September 15th.  The categories are chicken, pork ribs, pork butt and brisket.  

You may contact Ann Westmoreland at awestmoreland@cityofvidaliala.com or Glen McGlothin at gbmcglotlin@yahoo.com for more information or a contest application.  You may also call 318-336-8223 or click here to request more info or vendor application 

There is always lots of  great entertainment at the Jim Bowie Festival and during the  Jim Bowie Throwdown.  Many local businesses and national businesses support the effort along with the many workers and volunteers in making one of the best events in the country …. Right here in our own backyard … put it on your calendar and plan on attending … 



Source: FCNews Staff