River City set to sizzle with Boss of the Sauce BBQ Festival this weekend

Boss of the Sause

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Some of the best barbeque in the country in the River City for the first Boss of the Sauce BBQ Festival this weekend.

The free three-day event began Thursday and ends Saturday at the Riverfront Plaza, where The Jacksonville Landing used to be on the north bank by the Main Street Bridge

The festival features a barbeque chef competition, local craft beer and bourbon.

The barbeque competition is Saturday. Gates open at 11:30 a.m.

Due to COVID-19 and competition rules, the food from the BBQ competition is only for the judges -- so no samples for the public. But the event will have many popular local food trucks on-site, so you can still get your grub on.

There will also be a Kids Zone and a Beer Garden.

For more information about the event, visit bossofthesaucebbq.com.