Historic Cocoa Village ‘BBQ & Blues’ Chosen To Represent The 2016 Florida State Championship

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ABOVE VIDEO: Jim Elser, Vice President of the Florida BBQ Association, announced that Historic Cocoa Village’s BBQ & Blues has been chosen to represent the FBA Florida State Championship June 3-4 during the Historic Cocoa Village 6th Annual BBQ & Blues Festival at Cocoa’s Riverfront Park.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Jim Elser, Vice President of the Florida BBQ Association, announced that Historic Cocoa Village’s BBQ & Blues has been chosen to represent the FBA Florida State Championship June 3-4 during the Historic Cocoa Village 6th Annual BBQ & Blues Festival at Cocoa’s Riverfront Park.

BBQ & Blues has been sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association every year. as their participation brings professional BBQ competitors from all over the southeast and thousands of people from all over the State into our area.

“We are very excited that our contest has been chosen as the Florida BBQ Association’s Florida State Championship for 2016,” said Emma Kirkpatrick, BBQ & Blues Chairperson.

“This means that in addition to the 10,000+ people we expect over the weekend, all of the top BBQ teams from the southeast will be here trying to earn the title of Florida State Champion.”

BBQ & Blues is open to the public Friday afternoon and evening and all day Saturday. In addition to the BBQ competition, activities include a kids zone, craft vendors, food vendors, and of course, Blues music by a great line up of artists fromFriday night through Saturday.

Admission is free and partial proceeds go toward supporting music in schools through the Brevard Schools Foundation.

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The Historic Cocoa Village Association is partnering with the City of Cocoa this year to present this event. The organization represents the majority of the merchants in Cocoa Village with a mandate to help promote and encourage growth of the Historic Cocoa Village community, and the City of Cocoa in general, by organizing and hosting community events and activities in the Village.

For more information contact Allan Chapman at 321-631-9075, info@VisitCocoaVillage.com; or Jim Elser at 863-585-3318jim@sweetsmokeq.com

Jim Elser, Vice President of the Florida BBQ Association, announced that Historic Cocoa Village's BBQ & Blues has been chosen to represent the FBA Florida State Championship June 3-4 during the Historic Cocoa Village 6th Annual BBQ & Blues Festival at Cocoa's Riverfront Park.

Jim Elser, Vice President of the Florida BBQ Association, announced that Historic Cocoa Village’s BBQ & Blues has been chosen to represent the FBA Florida State Championship June 3-4 during the Historic Cocoa Village 6th Annual BBQ & Blues Festival at Cocoa’s Riverfront Park.


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