The third annual Classic City BBQ Festival will heat up Aug. 14-15 at The Classic Center in Athens, Ga.
The family-friendly festival attracted 2,400 people last year. The event will feature three barbecue contests, local barbecue restaurant vendors, an outdoor music stage, classic car show, tailgate tradeshow, kids zone and more.
The festival is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and is an official Georgia BBQ Championship 2015 Tour Event.
A portion of the proceeds from the festival will benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. At last year's BBQ Festival, the Food Bank raised enough money to provide 51,000 meals for those in need.