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Kayak BBQ and Blues Festival at the gulf

{}The 2nd Annual Kayak BBQ and Blues Festival is coming on September 6th at Perdido Key.{} The event will be held at Stacey's at the Point, just off Galvez Landing.{} Last year's event attracted over 3,500 visitors in its first year, more are expected this year.The festival will feature kayak and stand up paddleboard races, arts and crafts vendors, live music, a huge fireworks show and a BBQ cook off competition with cash prizes. This year's kayak and paddleboard races have been expanded with separate categories for men and women to compete for over $5,000 in total prize money.{} Two mile and four mile races are planned in the Battle of the Paddle.{}Amateur chefs are being recruited to compete in two categories,{} best chicken and best ribs.{} Winning teams will be awarded $200 cash.{} The team displaying the best spirit will also take home $100.{} Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each division.Restaurants are also invited to compete by putting their best dish forward.{} Event Coordinator Lori Raisch said.{} "This is a fantastic opportunity for a BBQ restaurant to get in front of thousands of hungry customers, and maybe even take home the trophy for The Best of the Fest BBQ Vendor"

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