Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

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  • Barbecue competition
  • Live music
  • Benefits Sloss Furnaces

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According to folk etymologists, the term "barbecue" is derived from the French "barbe coup," referring to the annual pig picking commemorating the infamous Bearded Rebellion. Celebrate saucy beards with today's Groupon: for $17, you get adult admission for two to the Stokin' The Fire BBQ Festival on August 20, benefiting Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark (a $34 value).

The seventh-annual Sloss Furnaces' Stokin' The Fire BBQ Festival is a barbecue competition with a live soundtrack. Barbecue from local teams will compete for the tummies of the populous in the People's Choice competition and for the taste buds of designated judges in various categories. Cast-iron trophies and prize money are bestowed upon the best burner in each category, and live music from The Rhythms, New Grass Troubadors, and Culture Dred accompanies the sound of sizzling sauces. Meanwhile, pint-sized participants can enjoy the Kids’ Zone, which features games, crafts, and a palpable absence of pigs playing lawn darts. All proceeds from the fest go toward the restoration and preservation of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, host to a museum commemorating Birmingham's industrial past, a metal-arts facility, and barbecue champions.

Customer Reviews

329 Reviews
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gilmartinc 2 days ago
My husband, parents, and two young children, aged 8 and 3, visited Sloss Furnaces on a Saturday afternoon. This is quite possibly one of the coolest places I have ever been for so many reasons. (1) It's free. (2) It's self-guided which is always a plus. (3) It's hauntingly beautiful. I wou... Read More
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ArtTeacher7 7 days ago
"Photographers Dream"
This place is full of photo ops and rich with history. I agree with other reviews about the movie, it is dated but well worth the time.The staff is friendly and helpful. My family and I spent at least 4 hours there. I could have easily spent the entire day there with looking through my len... Read More
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January 1, 2017
"Intriguing, timeless...slightly spooky"
My husband adored the visit, thought it was phenomenal and a life size testament to American greatness in the steel age. The site is wonderful if desolate, I can imagine a keen photographer wpuld have a field day. Kids thought only "so so" hence not a 5 star rating for family. Free so grea... Read More
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    20 32nd St. N

    Birmingham, Alabama 35222

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