Bernard Blues & BBQ


The 7th Annual Bernard Blues and BBQ is set for September 9th and 10th, 2023 on the grounds of St. Bernard Abbey and Prep School!


The event features some of the best artisans in the Southeast with their work including: 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.


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 on our 800+ acre campus!  Hours for the event are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Admission is a $10 requested donation. Children under age 12 and under get in free. NO PETS, PLEASE! Festival guests can also tour our world-famous Ave Maria Grotto at a reduced admission of $5 all weekend.


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

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2022 Sponsors






Bill Smith GMC