Staying up all night to cookThe Barbecue season kicks off the year with one of the first competitions in north Georgia. More than 30 teams will fill Cauble Park on Lake Acworth, Friday May 9, from 6:00 p.m., to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday May 10, from 10:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m. Admission to the festival is free and free parking can be found downtown with free shuttles running bothand all day Saturday.

Pro and backyard teams compete for more $10,000 in cash and prizes. Pro teams will compete for the piles of cash up for grabs to see who takes the title as the Grand Champion and Backyard cook teams are competing for their shot at four different Primo Grills.

Concert goersSuperior Plumbing is presenting the event which kicks off with a free concert and fireworks in conjunction with the Acworth Business Association and the City of Acworth on Friday May 9, The Mustangs will play all your favorites on the Day’s Chevrolet Concert Stage at 8:00 p.m. Afterwards an awesome display of Fireworks for the whole family! Reserved tables that seat six can be purchased for $75. Teams will compete on Friday night to see who will be crowned the Tip Top Foods Lord of the Wings Champion. This is judged by patrons of the concert Friday night, so come hungry.