The Great Southern Tailgate event features an array of activities, barbecue, beach volleyball tournament and entertanment.
Entertainers at the free event include the all-women band Mustang Sally.
A highlight is the barbecue cook-off, featuring more than 50 professional and amateur chefs.
The Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff is August 26 and 27 on Amelia Island’s main beach.
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