What better way to kick off football season than with a fun-filled BBQ competition on Amelia Island? The third annual Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff will be held August 24th and 25th at Main Beach in Fernandina Beach, FL. Sponsored by the Kansas City Barbeque Association, the cookoff will include prizes totalling $20,000 as well as raise money for the Gatorbowl This event is a wonderful mix of live music, delicious food, and beautiful views of the Atlantic. Several local and regional bands will participate this year including Little River Band, Rockit Fly, Jimmy Parrish and the Ocean Waves, Sean McCarthy & the Fishin’ Musicians, Beech Street Blues Band, The Honey Badgers.  Bring your family, friends, and your appetite to experience the thrill of the competition as well, watching as Professional teams compete in categories of chicken, ribs, brisket, and more. Cheer on your favorite backyard team as they battle against other local teams in their own barbeque competition. Get ready for football season and learn a few new barbeque tricks to show off at your own football tailgate parties! After all, nothing goes better with barbeque than football. Residence Inn Amelia Island is the host hotel for this event, so call today to book a fun weekend getaway with everything you need: food, fun, and football!