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2017 Sonny’s Smokin’ Showdown

January 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm


The nation’s top pitmasters are comin’ to Central Florida to put their skills to the test. Come watch the action in person, plus enjoy live music by Frankie Ballard and other local acts, fun, and games for kids, and of course, delicious BBQ.

General admission for adults is $5, and children 10 and under are FREE. Parking is free. Your admission will get you into the Zoo for free from 11am-5pm.

Schedule of Events:
11am: Gates Open
12pm: Kid’s Donut Eating Contest
12:30pm: Cooking Demo
1pm: Rib Eating Contest
1:30pm: Cooking Demo
2:30pm: Meet The Masters with Danielle Bennett of Diva Q, Darren Warth of Iowa’s Smokey D’s BBQ (2016 Grand Champion), Jim Elser of Sweet Smoke Q, and Brandon Manly of Sonny’s BBQ
3pm: Live Music – Hayfire
5pm: Live Music – Rockit Fly
6pm: Awards Ceremony
7:15pm: Live Music – Jill’s Cashbox
8:30pm: Live Music – Frankie Ballard

More info: SonnysShowdown.com

2017 Registered Teams

Mcadoo Heights BBQ
Accutech BBQ
Lo’ -N- Slo’ BBQ
Panther Creek COOKers
High i Que
The Smoking Hills
Big Show BBQ Cooking Team
Wolf’s Revenge BBQ
Lucky’s Q
Road Crew BBQ
Lang BBQ Smokers
HonkyTonk Smokers
Sauced! BBQ
Sweet Smoke Q
Smoke This
The Pit Crew BBQ Team
Big Ugly’s BBQ
Czech Cherokee
Top Choice BBQ
Team Unknown Competition BBQ
Holy Smokes
Swamp Boys
Budmeisters BBQ Team
Uncle Kenny’s BBQ
Smokin’ Hoggz BBQ
Buckshot BBQ
Serial Griller
Checkered Pig BBQ
Hot Wachula’s
All In Que
Smoking Butt Heads BBQ & Catering
Helping U BBQ
Hot Mess BBQ
Iowa’s Smokey D’s BBQ
Big Daddy Q
Balch’s Blazin BBQ Competition Team
Smokin’ Lonestar
Oklahoma Joe’s Serious Que
One Man Pits
CAJUN BLAZE competition BBQ


January 14, 2017
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sonny’s Smokin Showdown Invitational
1 Citrus Bowl Pl
Orlando, FL 32771 United States
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