Holy smoke! Tupelo readies for 6th annual grill competition
March 3, 2016 - bbq set
By Ginna Parsons
TUPELO – The Link Centre’s sixth annual Tupelo BBQ Duel is removing prepared to feverishness adult Fairpark in downtown Tupelo.
The Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned foe and festival, set for Mar 18-20, is giveaway and open to a public. Ninety-six veteran teams from 16 states have sealed adult to contest for some-more than $25,000 in esteem money, pronounced Bev Crossen, eventuality organizer.
“We have some unusual names this year,” she said. “We’ll have payouts by 10th place in all KCBS categories.”
Among a tip teams participating this year are Clark Crews BBQ, that is initial in a nation; American Dream BBQ Team, that is second in a nation; Smoke Me Silly; Yellow River BBQ; Smokeaholics; Que’n Stew’n Brew’n; Fire Dancer BBQ; Butcher BBQ; and Quau.
“We design to be during full ability – 100 teams – by a time of a event,” Crossen said.
And for a initial time, there will be dual KCBS-sanctioned events in thesame weekend – one foe Saturday and one Sunday.
“We wanted to inspire top-ranked KCBS teams in a republic to contest in Tupelo and carrying dual authorised KCBS events in one weekend authorised us to do customarily that,” she said. “Everything is formed on a indicate system, so this will concede some teams to shelve adult some points.”
Arts and crafts and food vendors will be set adult around Fairpark all weekend and live party starts around 10:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, Christian and gospel groups will perform from noon until 4 p.m.
On Saturday during 2:30 p.m., Chef Mitch McCamey from KOK will be violation down a cow for anyone who wants to watch.
“I’m anticipating some people will find that fascinating,” Crossen said.
The People’s Choice Judging Tent will open during 11 a.m. Saturday for attendees to representation Boston boundary grill from opposite foe teams and opinion for their favorite. The cost is $5 for 5 tastes.
“It’s initial come, initial served,” Crossen said. “The People’s Choice is customarily accessible while reserve last. They customarily sell out in a integrate of hours.”
If we skip a People’s Choice, grill plates will be for sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday commencement during 11 a.m.
The children’s area will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all 3 days. On Friday afternoon, HealthWorks! will be during eventuality charity activities and games. On Saturday, there will be humanities and crafts like face painting, drawing, coloring, building tiny animals with clay, and straw painting. There will also be a children’s march Saturday during 10 a.m.
The Tupelo BBQ Duel, before called a Don’t Be Cruel BBQ Duel, is a annual signature fundraiser for a Link Centre, a nonprofit classification that fosters artistic partnerships in a humanities and amicable services for residents of Northeast Mississippi.
To proffer during a eventuality or for some-more information about it, revisit www.tupelobbqduel.com or call (662) 690-4011.
WANT TO GO?
• What: 6th Annual Tupelo BBQ Duel.
• When: Mar 18-20.
• Why: Benefits a Link Centre.
• Where: Fairpark in downtown Tupelo.
• Cost: Free admission.
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