Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

When does Barrels, Blues and Barbecue take place?
Barrels, Blues and Barbecue takes place once a month, Fri/Sat/Sun, throughout the summer season. Celebrity Chef Dinners with Pat Neely take place on Friday nights only. Live music & craft vendors are on-site Saturday & Sunday.

Where is Barrels, Blues and Barbecue held?
The event is held at Nutwood Winery, located at 1339 Upper Big Springs Rd in LaGrange, Georgia.

Do I have to be 21 to attend?
Guests of all ages are welcome to attend events at Nutwood Winery. You must be 21 or older to purchase wine or other alcoholic beverages.

Are there any restrictions on what I can or can’t bring?
The following items are not allowed: outside food or beverages, pets (even really cute ones), weapons of any kind, professional photo, audio or video equipment, drones, fireworks, laser pointers, air horns, illegal substances, and unauthorized vending/soliciting materials.

Is smoking allowed?
Yes, there is a designated smoking area in the garden. There is NO smoking allowed inside the tasting room or vineyard.

What happens in case of inclement weather?
All Barrels, Blues and Barbecue events take place Rain or Shine. Some outdoor events may be relocated to the 6,000 sq ft tasting room.

Does Nutwood Winery serve food?
In addition to Barrels, Blues & Barbecue’s signature BBQ during the event, the restaurant at Nutwood Winery will also be open and serving a variety of food options.

Do you have vegetarian/vegan options?
Yes, Nutwood Winery offers several options on their menu. If you have any questions or concerns about the menu, please ask your server.

How can I become an event Sponsor?
Please visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page for more information. We’d love to have your support!

How can I reserve a vendor booth?
We love to feature local artists! Please submit our Vendor Application Form for more information about reserving a booth.


Is there parking available on-site?
Yes, there is parking in the front field adjacent to the tasting room.

Is there a fee to park?
Parking is free on Friday, but there may be a $5/car parking fee required on Saturday & Sunday.

Is there ADA parking available?
Yes, there are limited ADA parking spaces available. If you need assistance locating parking or accessing any of the facilities, please contact a staff member and we will be happy to assist you.

Live Music Performances

What’s the lineup for the music performances?
The lineup will be announced as performers are booked. Please visit our Lineup page for the most current lineup information.

What are the set times for performances?
Since the lineup is continuously added to leading up to each month’s events, set times may not finalized until a few weeks prior. A lineup schedule will be published online, but that is subject to change at any time.

Do I need to buy a ticket to attend the Live Music performances?
No, all performances are free to attend with the exception of any VIP events and Celebrity Chef Dinners.

Celebrity Chef Dinner Experience

How much are Celebrity Chef Dinner tickets?
Please visit our Celebrity Chef Dinners page for ticket prices and purchasing.

How can I purchase tickets?
Tickets may be purchased either through our online ticketing system.

How early can I purchase tickets?
Tickets are available for purchase 1 month prior to the event. See our online ticketing system for exact dates & times. You may also set up a reminder online as well.

Can I purchase tickets on the night of the event?
Tickets must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance.

I purchased tickets but can no longer attend. Can I give them to someone else?
Yes, you may give your tickets to someone else, but proof of purchase may be required upon arrival. If possible, please Contact Us in advance with your guest’s name.

Celebrity Chef Dinner tickets are sold out. Is there a Waiting List?
Yes, you may sign up to be added to the Waiting List through our online ticketing system.