Douthat State Park Campsite Cook-off to be held Sept. 15

Douthat State ParkThe third annual Campsite Cook-off will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at Douthat State Park in Millboro. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Enjoy a day of sampling BBQ, live music, craft beer from Devils Backbone Brewery’s Outpost Tap Room of Lexington, and wine from Blue Ridge Vineyard of Eagle Rock. Spectators will be able to enjoy samples from each of the 21 competing teams if they wish. Concessions available from the Douthat State Park Environmental Education Group (Douthat S.P.E.ED).

Entrance fee is $10 per person, ages 10 and under enter free. There is no parking fee required for guests attending the event. Parking will be at Forest Park Truck & Equipment NAPA. Guests will be shuttled to and from the event. Craft beer tickets will be sold for $3 and wine tickets will be sold for $5 per ticket to adults ages 21 and older.

Live entertainment for the event includes: Garlynda’s Fancy FeetPatsy’s Dance Studio, Greg Perkins Music, Moonshine Express Band, and Chad Nickell & The Loose Change.

All proceeds from the event benefit the non-profit Douthat S.P.E.ED Group. Sponsors for the event include: Shawn Simmons RVAC Life & Retirement, Franson Insurance Agency, Inc., Twin River Outfitters, Jackson River Community Credit Union, Hammond-Mitchell, Inc., Jack Mason’s Tavern, Cucci’s Pizzeria, Dr. Aubrey Hall, Forest Park Truck & Equipment NAPA, Tara Simmons-Brewster with Greenway’s Real Estate & Auction, Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce, US Foods, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Williams Fabrication JenFab, Total Plant Maintenance, and Jason Helmintoller with Alcova Mortgage.

For more information about Virginia State Parks’ activities and amenities or to make reservations in one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or visit

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