Southern Soul BBQ Presents Firebox

  • October 4, 2018 - October 6, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Gascoigne Bluff
  • 1000 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Pitmaster Dinner | October 4, 7:30-10:00pm 

The boozy BBQ kickoff event to the weekend's FIREBOX festivities. This year, we welcome celebrated Chef Benjamin Dennis out of Charleston, SC. Chef Dennis will join us in the kitchen and smokehouse as we put out a spread that pairs up perfectly with Wild Heaven Beer's taps and the Virgil Kaine bourbon portfolio.

On the beverage tip, joining us for the fifth consecutive year, is Sarah Young with the award-winning Wild Heaven Beer out of Avondale Estates, GA, and returning for the third year, Mr. David Szlam, proprietor of the outstanding Virgil Kaine Lowcountry Whiskey Co., purveyors of fine bourbons and rye.

Stay tuned for our menu announcements!

Firebox Oyster Cracker | October 5, 7:00-11:00pm

Grab an oyster knife and prepare to start cracking open all-you-can-shuck-and-eat briny, local McIntosh fire-roasted oysters, the gold standard in the Golden Isles for oyster roasts. Our friends at Piedmont Brewing have brewed a traditional oyster stout specially for the occasion and the Pitmasters are cooking up some smoky seafood dishes as well. Pass the saltines and cocktail sauce and start crackin'!

This brand-new event will be hosted by Sea Island Forge and Piedmont Brewing

Coffee, Biscuits & Bloodys | October 6, 10:00am-12:00pm 

New this year to Firebox is "Back in The Day on The Bluff: Coffee, Biscuits & Bloodys"

Rise & Shine with the Pitmasters and Cheryl & Griff Day from Savannah's Back In The Day Bakery. Good morning homemade buttermilk biscuits with pulled pork, house-made sausages, jams, jellies and other surprises in front of the fire with fresh, hot coffee drinks from Wake Up Coffee and a Bloody Mary bar stocked and served by Food For The Southern Soul, the team behind Mr. Jimmy's Pick-Me-Up Bloody Mary Mix.

Pit Class: Day Smoking | October 6, 1:00-5:00pm

Pit Class: Day Smoking brings you the secrets of world-class Pitmasters from around the South during this exciting mid-day class. Enjoy seasoning, sauces and special tips from the best in the BBQ business.

Attendees will also get to sample fare from the Pitmasters and beverage partners

Firebox BBQ on the Bluff | October 6, 7:00-10:00pm

The Big Event. An evening of expertly wood-fired BBQ under the mighty oaks of Gascoigne Bluff.

While the sun sets over the Frederica River, whole hogs, slabs of spare ribs, juicy pork butts, beef briskets, a variety of local seafood, homemade sausage and all the sides plus a whole lot more are being smoked and served by some of the best Pitmasters from around the South and beyond.

There will be plenty of opportunities to meet the meat masters and a few extra special guests while you listen to live music and sip on some award-winning spirits, craft beer and wine while strolling the historical grounds once home to a Sea Island cotton plantation, lumber mill and shipping point for timber.

The renowned Capt. Gabby, a vintage 42 ft. wooden trawler, converted and outfitted as a popular kayak cruiser, will be anchored in the river offering kayak fishing from the pier