BBQ, Bands & Brews set for Saturday

June 25, 2015 - bbq set

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Written by Tricia Johnson, Correspondent


23 Jun 2015

Award-winning barbecue, 8 hours of live internal music, and drink from 15 qualification breweries on a summer afternoon during pleasing Pleasant Grove – who could ask for more? The Fluvanna County Chamber of Commerce’s 4th annual BBQ, Bands Brews eventuality is Saturday, Jun 27, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tickets are $8 in allege or $10 during a gate, and children aged 12 and underneath get in for free. Beer tokens might be purchased for $5 each.
“Now a attendees can compensate an additional $5, and be a decider for a day,” explained Scott Valentine, boss of a Fluvanna Chamber of Commerce. “They can representation all 5 BBQ vendors’ foods…it will be a ‘People’s Choice’ on who wins.” Judging will be over during 2 p.m., so people meddlesome in assisting to collect a subsequent leader should be certain to get there before then. 
“Our returning champion, Buckshot BBQ, will be there to urge their title,” Valentine said. Buck Island BBQ, Smokin’ Joe’s BBQ, Red Hub, and B Blues BBQ will also be competing for bragging rights.
Valentine combined that he felt that final year, a cover “got it right,” and that there will be few changes in this year’s program. One large difference, however, is that now Pleasant Grove House is open to a open – so attendees can debate a residence and see a travel story exhibits. Another change is a new stage, that should urge a peculiarity of a sound of a bands that are playing.
A returning favorite during this family eventuality will be a children’s play area, accessible for an additional fee. Also, if they make arrangements forward of time by job a cover office, families can move a tiny tent or canopy to set adult in a designated area for a $20 fee. “The final dual years have been really hot, and shade was a profitable thing to have,” Valentine pronounced with a laugh. “So far, during least, it looks like this Saturday should be cooler than in prior years.
“We will have a lot of vendors this year,” Valentine said. “Some returning vendors from final year and a lot of new ones,” he said, adding that new vendors have been job all week. At final count, during slightest 40 vendors were formulation to attend.

The cover of commerce puts on a eventuality each year as a fundraiser for handling losses and a annual grant fund. “Our principal concerns are advocacy, networking, and preparation for and about internal businesses,” Valentine said.
Valentine estimated about 3,500 people attended a eventuality final year, and combined that he hopes to eventually see that series arise to around 5,000. 
“It’s a good day, a good village festival, and, overtly – where else can we eat good food, ambience qualification beer, and listen to 8 hours of live song for $8?” Valentine asked.
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