One of Pinellas Park’s most popular annual events returns this fall. On Saturday, November 5, the Pinellas Park Public Works BBQ and Rodeo will be held from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. at England Brothers Park, bringing a full day of family-friendly activities to the town.
The sprawling event takes on a festival feel, with carnival games, rides, fireworks, local vendors, live music, arts and crafts, and more. This is in addition, of course, to the big stars of the event: two different rodeos and the BBQ cook-off.
Rodeos, and the entire event, are free and open to all ages. The cooking competition pits amateur cooks against two categories, pork butts and ribs. (More Pork Pinellas, Amirite?) For those who just want to eat, BBQ plates prepared by the competitors will be available for purchase, as well as cold drinks and beer.
Proceeds from the sale of food and drink will benefit the Boys & Girls Club, Kiwanis Club and People Helping People – a local charity that helps elderly, disabled or unfit residents on fixed incomes with gardening or housework. minor repairs to their property.
The Cook-off prizes will be awarded at 12:30 p.m. Rodeos take place at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. A fireworks display will close the festival at 9:30 p.m. England Brothers Park is located at 5010 81st Avenue North. You can find more information about the barbecue and the rodeo here.