BBQ Pitmaster Myron Mixon in Black Chef's Jacket


As a five-time world champion, Myron Mixon is known as the “winningest man in barbecue”. Star of  TV’s “BBQ Pitmasters”  and a regular on TV network shows like “Today Show”, “Good Morning, America” and “Fox & Friends”,  he’s the chief cook of the Jack’s Old South Competition Bar-B-Que Team, the four-term Mayor of Unadilla, GA and founding partner in Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster BBQ Restaurant in Old Town, Alexander, VA and Hoboken, NJ.

“New York Times bestselling author of five cookbooks, host of “Smoked” and star of “BBQ Pitmasters” and “BBQ Pitwars” on Cooking Channel and Destination America. In addition to his books, Myron's products can be found in retail stores across the country, including his own line of smokers/grills and sauces and barbecue rubs. Visit for more information.

Come see Myron LIVE on stage at the show on Saturday, January 21st at 1pm! Brisket samples generously provided by Jacksonville's own The Bearded Pig BBQ.

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Come hear from the experts live on stage all three days of the show and get some new ideas for your home.

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Stop by the I Know Jax Tasting Lounge, where you can sample booze and bites from your favorite local tastemakers! Located across from the Fresh Ideas Stage in booth 724, you can sample a selection of Jacksonville distilleries, sauces, spices, and more. Featuring Manifest Distilling.

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The Home Depot Kids' DIY Workshop 

Stop by The Home Depot Kids' DIY Workshop in booth 622 with your little ones for a FREE hands-on project. Build their skills and get creative together!  Drop-in from 11am-6pm all three days of the show, while supplies last.


    Join First Coast News Anchor, problem solver, and viewer advocate Anthony Austin on stage live at 12pm on Saturday, January 21, 2023 where you can ask your toughest questions! Anthony will also be taking your questions and giving his legendary advice after his presentation in his booth near the Fresh Ideas Stage in booth 825 until 4pm!

    OneBlood Blood Drive

    We're excited to welcome back OneBlood and their mobile blood donation bus all three days of the show. OneBlood will be onsite outside near the entrance from 10am-5pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you donate blood onsite, you'll receive a complimentary ticket into the show! One ticket per person, only the donor is eligible.

    Stop by on your way in or sign up and choose your time in advance by clicking here!

    Hero Day

    Hero Day - Friday, January 20, 2023

    All active military personnel, veterans, police, fire, and first responders get into the show FREE on Friday! To receive a complimentary admission, simply show your valid ID at the Box Office (offer does not extend to family members or guests, one free admission per ID). For your service and sacrifice, we thank you!

    Teacher Apprecation Day

    Teacher Day - Sunday, January 22, 2023

    All teachers and school employees receive free admission at the box office with a valid ID, Sunday only (does not extend to family members or guests). To receive a complimentary admission, simply show your valid ID at the Box Office (one free admission per ID). For your service to the community, we thank you!

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    Sweepstakes & Promotions

    Check back often for more details on our upcoming show features! In the meantime, check out some of the exhibitor promotions & sweepstakes that will be taking place this year.