The Destin harbor is heating up for the ninth annual Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival Nov. 5 at HarborWalk Village. Regional and local restaurants and chefs will compete in the spirited, smokin' hot culinary cook-off offering tasty samples of their takes on traditional BBQ. Local celebrity judges will sample the dishes in a blind tasting and vote the best traditional BBQ, best seafood BBQ and most creative BBQ.

Jam to the blues with live music from the Crowned Jewelz Band and taste more than 20 cold craft beers from Abita, New Belgium, Sam Adams, Destin Brewery and more. The crowd decides the winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and People's Choice. Each winner will receive a donation to their charity of choice.

Experience innovative, smokey, sweet and savory BBQ and craft brews on the Destin harbor. Purchase advance tasting wristbands for $25 at, wristbands are $30 day of the event. Under 21 and military tasting wristbands available. Visit Blues Brews and BBQ Festival on Facebook for more information.