Bernard Blues & BBQ

2020 Sweepstakes Winners


1st Place: $10,000 – Woodrow J. Soderlind of Pensacola, FL

2nd Place:  $1,000 – Mary Sue B. Pruett of Alabaster, AL

3rd Place:  $500 – Mark Little of Madison, AL

4th Place:  $250 – Kelly Maher of Cleveland, Tennessee

5th Place:  $100 – Norman Thrash of Morris, AL.

The 5th Annual Bernard Blues and BBQ is set for October 30 and 31, 2021 on the grounds of St. Bernard Abbey and Prep School!

The event features some of the best artisans in the Southeast to include: pottery, wreaths, door hangers, flowers, wood turned bowls, clothing, birdhouses, honey, jewelry, soap, brooms, metal art, glass art, freshly ground cornmeal and grits, and much, much more. While shopping, enjoy live music and the best pulled pork in the Southeast as well as ribs, hamburgers, brats, and chicken wings.

On Sunday at 4 p.m.  St. Bernard will give away cash prizes totaling over $12,000! Bring the entire family for a weekend of fun, socially distanced, on our 800+ acre campus!  Hours for the event are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is a $5 requested donation. No pets, please! Festival guests can also tour our world-famous Ave Maria Grotto at a reduced admission of $4 all weekend.

Vendor applications are still being accepted. Please note, all work must be handmade. Commercial products are considered through sponsorships only. For more information, click the buttons below, contact Festival Director Joyce Nix at (256) 255-5860, or email her at All proceeds benefit St. Bernard Preparatory School.

This project has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Entertainment Lineup

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Incognito Cartel – 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

The Sinners – 2 p.m.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

DeJa Blue Horns – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.