No summertime gathering of fishing enthusiasts is complete without barbeque.

FLW partnered with the South Carolina BBQ Association to add some flavor to the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup with its Bass & BBQ Festival as part of the FLW Expo outside the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina, August 11-13.

The BBQ Festival, presented by WIS-TV 10, will feature multiple award-winning BBQ teams from around the state offering delicious fare to visitors at the Forrest Wood Cup. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to local South Carolina charities.

Teams currently registered to attend the festival are:


All Smoked Up

Backwoods Bar-B-Que

Bold Brand Bar-B-Q Boys

Bucky’s Bar-B-Q

Carolina Squires


Pimp My Pig

S’Lowcountry Q

Smoke Central





In addition to the BBQ Festival, country music acts will also be showcased throughout the weekend on the Bass & BBQ Festival stage, outside the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Artists scheduled to perform include:


August 11

2-2:45 pm – Chase Mitchell


August 11 and 12

2-2:45 pm – The Blue Pickups


The FLW Expo and Bass & BBQ Festival and country music concerts are free and open to the public August 11, 12 and 13 from 10 am – 4:30 pm.

The Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of professional bass fishing, will visit Lake Murray to crown bass fishing’s top angler of 2017. Hosted by the Capital City Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board, the tournament will feature 53 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals casting for the sport’s biggest award – $300,000 cash.

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