The Suncoast BBQ and Bluegrass Bash promises good food, fun and great bluegrass music. The festival is held each year in April at the Venice Municipal Airport. There is a barbeque contest, chili cook-off, dessert bake-off, kids’ park, cornhole tournament and an afternoon of bluegrass music. Numerous vendors are scattered throughout the event selling barbeque, ribs, corn, desserts, etc. We have a good time eating the fine food and photographing the festivities. And before we leave, we share a funnel cake. The next one will be April 15 and 16, 2016. Save the date!