27th Annual Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches BBQ Fast Approaching

Annual Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches BBQ
Annual Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches BBQ

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office will be having their 27th Annual Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches BBQ on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, from 2:00 pm to 7:00pm at the Sheriff’s Office located at 4055 41st Ave., in Vero Beach.

Entertainment – Opening Ceremony begins at 3:00 pm

  • Static Displays
  • K-9 Demonstrations
  • SWAT Demonstrations
  • CSOG Demonstrations
  • Tours of the Jail
  • Tours of the 911 Center

Meals – Served from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Food will include pork or chicken dinners and hotdogs for the kids. The cost is $5.00 for adults and children 5-year-old and older. Children under 5-years-old eat for free.

Get Your Tickets

Tickets are available at the Sheriff’s Office, at the door, or by calling (772) 978-6404.

COVID-19 & CDC Guidelines

They ask that all guests wear a face covering and socially distance from other groups. Please follow CDC guidelines and any instructions that may be put in place for your safety.

A drive-through will be available on 41st Avenue for anyone who wants to pick their food up on the go!

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Free Parking & Shuttles will be available.

Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches – History

In 1957, a small group of Florida sheriffs saw the need for a residential care facility for troubled boys. With a little bit of cash and a big dream, they pooled their wisdom and efforts and watched their dream become a reality. Within a short period of time, they were helping many young boys turn their lives around to become productive and responsible adults.


To develop young men and women who, because of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, are able to face the future with a sense of direction, ability, and hope.


The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches mission is to prevent delinquency and develop lawful, resilient, and productive citizens.


  • Children First!
  • Integrity – Doing the right thing for the right reasons at the right time.
  • Quality – Doing nothing less than our best, every day in every way.
  • Stewardship – Taking responsibility for the assets that have been provided for the benefit of the children through the gifts and sacrifices of others.
  • Character – Building successful youth and staff through the development of positive character traits.

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