Would you do it?

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Would you get up hours in advance of the 8am team check in time, with all your gear ready to be set up?

Would you cook, grill, smoke, and roast for hours on end for – and competing against – complete strangers?


…Would you do it for $20,000?

That’s what these more than 50 professional and backyard teams are doing the 22nd-25th of August 2013.

Can you imagine the aromas that will be filling the island air that weekend? Not to mention the music! Have you SEEN the lineup?!

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The Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff is returning to the island in August, and as host hotel, we cannot wait! The Residence Inn is just a mile from the event, which is held on Fernandina Beach at Main Beach Park. Our complimentary island shuttle will be running from 9am – 9pm the entire weekend, ready to shuttle our guests to the event and back!

Our Fernandina Beach hotel is also the host hotel for the event! In preparation for the festivities, the Residence Inn Amelia Island is offering special rates for the Cookoff, as well as participating in a fantastic giveaway with Jacksonville’s Channel 4 News! Check it out for your chance to win your free stay with us, and follow us on Facebook for updates on the Cookoff!
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