The 4th annual Smokin’ on The Rez BBQ and Music Festival will be held Oct. 21-22 at Old Trace Park overlooking Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland.
Visitors will enjoy the aroma of pork cooking over burning hardwood as pit-masters compete in the Memphis BBQ Network-sanctioned culinary contest.
On Friday night, admission is FREE.
On Saturday, the $10 admission to the event will include a BBQ plate of pulled pork and sides. The BBQ plates will be served beginning at 12:00 p.m. Saturday until the supply is exhausted. Saturday’s music begins at noon with Traveling Jane, followed by Chris Gill and the Soul Shakers.
The annual cornhole tournament will be held on Saturday afternoon. Registration begins at noon, with play beginning at 1pm. Entry is $40 per team. 1 place cash prize is 60% of the total tourney entry fees, plus a set of custom-built “Smokin’ on The Rez” cornhole boards. 2 place prize is 40% of total entry fees.
A children’s area will be located in the grass area near the stage.
Beer, water and other beverages will be sold on site. No outside coolers will be allowed.Smokin’ on The Rez is made possible by the Foundation sponsors, including Southern Beverage, Academy Sports, IHeart Radio, plus a grant from Mississippi Tourism’s Visit Mississippi program.