Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Fest set for this weekend
August 20, 2016 - bbq set
By Adam Armour
Itawamba County Times
FULTON – Grab a flare and put on a heavy-duty bib since barbecue’s entrance behind to Fulton this weekend.
Friday night will see a lapse of downtown Fulton’s annual grill festival, now rechristened a Bluegrass, Blues BBQ Festival. This two-day eventuality will be hold in and with a county’s veteran cooking competition, Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship, and will underline an increasing concentration on live song and food.
While song has always played a partial during a festival, this time it gets equal balance with pulled pig and sizzling ribs. Both days of a festival – Friday dusk and Saturday morning and afternoon – will underline hours of live music.
Friday night is all about bluegrass music, commencement during 6 p.m. with a opening from Hwy 25. At 7 p.m. internal pickers Grass Skirts will take a stage, followed an hour after by Booneville-based Breaking Grass.
Things will get bluesy on Saturday night with a opening by Margie Brown and her husband, Keith. The Columbus twin plays normal blues music.
Of course, as a event’s name implies, grill shares a spotlight with good music.
This year’s pledge backyard grill foe will plea backyard chefs to emanate and image their best ribs, butts and chicken. Cash prizes will be awarded to a difficulty bests. Competitors will also be judged alone on a newness of their cooking sites.
Winners will be announced during 5 p.m. Saturday night on theatre in Playgarden Park.
Plans for a festival also embody an increasing businessman presence. Booth space is giveaway this year, a pierce eventuality planners are anticipating will accelerate appearance from humanities and crafts and food vendors.
The annual gift motorcycle float and automobile uncover is also set to return. Hosted by internal motorcycle enthusiasts group, The Itawamba Cruisers, this fundraising eventuality invites riders from all over a Mid-south to suffer a resting 80-mile float by a rolling hills of Itawamba County for a advantage of mixed internal nonprofit groups.
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