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Pig in the Park BBQ Championship

March 7, 2025 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Meat roasting over an open flame at Pig In The Park.

Get fired up in Dublin GA during the St. Patrick’s Pig in the Park BBQ Championship at the Market on Madison with hot grills and all the FREE family fun beginning Friday, March 7th at 7 PM. Judging for the BBQ Championship starts Saturday, March 8th at 10 AM. Relish the good times with kiddie rides, free BBQ samples hot off the grill, live music, and more!


The grills are not the only thing hot at the Pig in the Park BBQ Championship. While the chefs light their fires and get the juices flowing on Friday, March 7th, Downtown Dublin GA spices things up with a blend of Southern musical flavor! Bring a lawn chair and pack your cooler. Pick a good spot to watch the action while enjoying food vendors and rides for the kids. 

BBQ Championship

The competition heats up as the BBQ Championship continues on Saturday, March 8th from 10 AM to 4 PM as teams compete for bragging rights and cash prizes.  

Fired up to compete? Awesome sauce….rules will be supplied to each head cook!

Registration available in Winter 2024/2025.

Sponsored by Main Street Dublin and the Dublin Downtown Development Authority, the St. Patrick’s Pig in the Park BBQ Championship pits competitors against each other in three categories: ribs, pulled pork and chicken with first, second, and third place awarded in each division. Savor the sights and smells as downtown Dublin fires up for this annual event. 

Event Lineup

Friday, March 7th from 7 PM until 11 PM

7 PM – Pig in the Park begins with music, food vendors, and kids events

Entertainment announced closer to event date.

Saturday, March 8th from 10 AM to 4 PM

BBQ Judging begins at 10 AM

  • Chicken
  • Pork Ribs
  • Pulled Pork

Kiddie rides and food vendors continue throughout the day!

Entertainment at the Market on Madison stage! 

More info to come closer to event date!

For information on more Dublin St. Patrick’s Festival events throughout the month of March, visit


March 7, 2025
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Downtown Development Authority
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Market on Madison
314 West Madison Street
Dublin, GA United States
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