March 23, 2019

2nd Annual Southern Food Fest

Ashland Brewery, Events

Grab your rolling pins, dust off the old family cookbooks, and call up your Great Aunt Sally for her secret ingredient list because Saturday, March 23rd marks the 2nd Annual Southern Food Festival and Amateur Southern Dish Competition! Incredible food vendors (Mama J’s, Jake’s Place, Early Bird Biscuit, Grandpa Eddie’s Alabama Ribs & BBQ, and more!) will each show off their Southern Food Specialty with $3 small plates for you to savor while enjoying the festivities. Winners of the Amateur Southern Dish Competition will be announced and PRIZES awarded at the festival. 2 amazing bands (Buckville Hootenanny and Commonwealth Bluegrass Band) + 2 special beer releases will make this a day like no other.

***As always, this festival is completely FREE to attend, and our outdoor Biergarten is pet-friendly (for friendly pets on leashes!)***


Jake’s Place w/ Brunswick Stew
Grandpa Eddie’s Alabama Ribs & BBQ w/ BBQ
Mama J’s w/ Fried Catfish
Early Bird Biscuit Co. w/ Biscuits

4 wonderful Southern Food vendors will come together and showcase their individual Southern Food Specialties with $3 small plates. Vendors may also offer their full menus, however pricing and quantities will be dependent upon individual vendors.


Center of the Universe is excited to bring back the Amateur Southern Dish Competition. Do you think that you cook the best darn Southern food around?

If you would like to compete in the Amateur Southern Dish Competition, please bring your dish in a disposable container labeled to the brewery with your name, the category entered, an email address, and phone number between Saturday, March 16th and Wednesday, March 20th during normal taproom hours. Prizes will be awarded to the top vote receiver in each category. For additional information, please email


  • Pimento Cheese
  • Ham Biscuits


  • Pie
  • Cobbler


“Bless Your Heart” Peaches and Cream Ale 🍑


Buckville Hootenanny
12:30pm – 3:30pm

Commonwealth Bluegrass Band
4:00pm – 7:00pm