Event was a great success with estimated attendance of 2,500 and included 40 professional, amateur, & veteran teams competing and judging by Southern Barbecue Network.
Children’s games and activities were provided by Camp Discovery.
Sponsored by the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce, portions of the proceeds from this event are to benefit The Big Red Barn Retreat and Stonehouse Ministries in addition the chamber’s scholarship fund.
$5,250 in prize money was paid out to competition winners.
Winners by division:
1st Red Cup Q – $1,500 Bearded BooBooQue – $750
2nd Butts R Us – $750 Triple P’s – $300
3rd Southern Hogspitality – $350 I Like Big Butts – $200
4th Back Alley BBQ – $250 Hog Wild – $150
5th Killer B’s – $150 Daddy Blues BBQ – $100
1st Fat Bellies – $400
2nd Spice is Right – $250
3rd Rick’s Backstreet BBQ – $100
An exhibit to the spirit of the event was the gesture by several teams to immediately donate their winnings to The Big Red Barn Retreat representative in attendance.
Available $20 wristbands to sample the tastings of the competing teams, $20 for a full rack of ribs, $10 for a plate (3 ribs, coleslaw, and bbq beans) were all SOLD OUT by 3:00 pm
19 Food trucks, specialty food and sweet vendors, as well as activity vendors, and beer tents were on hand and most were sold out by 6:30 pm
Musical acts included Commontime Bluegrass Band, Blues Deluxe, Phil Mack Band, Stampede, and Ramblin Road.
The spirit of community warmth and cohesiveness permeated the air along with the aroma of ribs and other foods being cooked on sight.
A hardy Thank You to the Town of Blythewood, many sponsors (identified in the link below) and volunteers helping in making this first time event a tremendous success.
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