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Get ready for a major Clash of the BBQ Titans! We've invited some of the nation's top BBQ Rib Competitors from all around the country to compete in an epic battle for the top spot as the Lakeridge Winery "Rib Champion".
While you're feasting on delicious BBQ, you can enjoy LIVE music on our outdoor stage with some of the area's top Blues bands, plus some great solo acts inside at our Wine & Cheese Bar. We'll have a large assortment of Arts & Craft vendors set up offering a wide variety of art and hand-crafted items. As always, you'll be able to enjoy a free winery tour & tasting, plus your favorite Lakeridge wines, cold beer, ice cream, and a variety of other tasty treats available for purchase.
A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties, see below for more details.
October 11, 2019 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
October 12, 2019 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
October 13, 2019 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adult Admission - $10 per day
Children 12 and under - FREE
Purchase your tickets through Eventbrite and you get to skip the cash and credit lines, and check-in through our FastLane Eventbrite Lane!CHAMPIONSHIP BBQ!
We're happy to welcome back last years Lakeridge Rib Champion "Cowboys Barbecue & Rib Company" from Dallas, TX as well as other top BBQ competitors from across the country. They'll not only be serving up delicious BBQ through out the weekend, but they'll also be competing for the title of "2019 Lakeridge Rib Champion"!
The Carolina Rib King - Spartanburg, SC
Cowboys Barbecue & Rib Company - Dallas, TX
Johnson's BBQ - Virginia Beach, VA
Poor Boy's BBQ - Clermont, FL
We've extended our entertainment hours to include 3 great bands on Friday and Saturday with the music going to 7:00 pm. We feature some of the area's top blues bands on our outdoor stage, and great solo acts inside at our Wine & Cheese Bar. Our outdoor stage is surrounded by large oak trees with beautiful views of our vineyard and rolling hills. So bring your lawn chairs and blankets and come enjoy the great music.
Extended Outdoor Stage Entertainment Schedule
Friday - October 11, 2019
10:00am - 1:00pm - Dave Capp Project featuring France Neal
1:30pm - 4:00pm - David Julia
4:30pm - 7:00pm - Marc Clermont & Blues Train
Saturday - October 12, 2019
10:00am - 1:00pm - Buddy Blues Band
1:30pm - 4:00pm - Shawline
4:30pm - 7:00pm - The Mike Quick Band
Sunday - October 13, 2019
11am - 1:30pm - Lauren Mitchell
2pm - 5pm - Beautiful Bobby Blackmon & the B3 Blues Band
Our popular Wine & Cheese Bar is located upstairs in the wine shop and will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the festival with extended hours on Friday and Saturday to 6:00pm. The Wine & Cheese Bar features all of our famous Lakeridge wines by the glass, a variety of beers, and of course our cheese plates made from high quality Boar's Head cheese!
Wine & Cheese Bar Entertainment Schedule
Friday - October 11th, 2019
11:00am - 2:30pm - TBD
3:00pm - 6:00pm - Tony Scozzaro
Saturday - October 12th, 2019
11:00am - 2:30pm - Jeff Whitfield
3:00pm - 6:00pm - Joe Hand
Sunday - October 13th, 2019
Noon - 4pm - TBD
Come explore a wide variety of fine art and hand-crafted items on display from some of the area's finest artisans. Our wide-open crafter area allows you to explore the unique items on display while still being able to hear the live entertainment and enjoy the beautiful views of the vineyards and rolling hills.
Craft Vendor Hours
Friday - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday - 11:00am to 5:00pm
For those of you who might not want to have BBQ, we also offer a large variety of wine, beer, soft drinks and food for purchase at the event. Our food pavilion features a huge selection of quality food options such as American, Greek, Mexican, Seafood, plus wraps and salads. You can also enjoy Wine Slushies, Twistee Treat ice cream, and kettle corn.COMPLIMENTARY WINERY TOURS & TASTING
Tours usually run every 15-20 minutes during the festivals and start with a video presentation which shows the growing of the Florida grapes to the wine making process, and the finishing with the bottling and labeling. Your personal Tour Guide will then show you the production area and the spectacular view of the vineyards where the grapes are grown and harvested.
Enjoy a sample of up to 6-8 different wines as you walk through our production area and stop at each wine station. You will taste our award winning wines from dry to sweet including reds, whites, sparkling, and dessert style wines.
ID Requirements for Tastings
US citizens: state issued drivers license, military ID, or state ID card.
International guests: Original passport preferred, or valid government issued photo ID with birthdate. Original passport will be required if government ID cannot be validated.
Tour & Tasting Hours
Friday 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
(The last winery tours start at 4:00 pm)SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY
Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties is an after school and summer program for children ages 6-18. Our Mission At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
We are happy to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties and the work they do in our community by donating a portion of the gate proceeds to their great organization.