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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Have some pros do your Memorial Day grilling for you at Central Florida's BBQ Blowout

Posted By and on Thu, May 26, 2016 at 8:35 AM

click to enlarge DANA MCMAHAN
  • Dana McMahan
The Oviedo Mall isn't good for much anymore (least of all, shopping), but it does have ample event space and huge parking lots for partying with some of the best smoked meats in town. Maybe instead of doing your own grilling and chilling this Memorial Day weekend, head to the Central Florida BBQ Blowout at the mall this Friday (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and sample meats from more than 80 professional BBQ teams countrywide. There's a lot at stake here, since winners will qualify to compete in four different national BBQ championships. You're going to want room for all the samples of delicious barbecued chicken, ribs, brisket and pork you'll get to try from professional and backyard teams (it's free to attend, but you'll have to purchase "BBQ Bucks" to eat). There's so much stuff going on, you'll need two days to process it all. For children, the event features water rides, bounce houses and a Kid-Que competition on Friday. While you get messy with the BBQ sauce, listen to several musical acts, including locals Dakota Hurley and Eli Mosley.

6-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday | Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd., Oviedo | bbqblowout.org | free


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    • 1700 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd., Oviedo North

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