Popular Barbecue Festivals
Barbecue has gone beyond being a tradition to become a part of the American culture that is being celebrated as festivals. Here are some famous ones where experts, as well as amateurs, treated people to grilled barbecues around the country. I assure you they are really worth the trip and the satisfaction of your taste buds is enough for you to plan to attend.
International Bar-B-Q Festival
(Owensboro, Kentucky, 9th – 10th May 2014)
Mutton was the most preferred meat of choice and burgoo, a spicy sauce of pork, mutton or chicken is frequently dished in KY’s barbecue joints. Each team was required to cook 600Ibs of mutton, 300 chickens, and 60gal or burgoo part of which you will have a taste from each team’s pit. The bottom line is that mutton and burgoo are spectacular to Kentucky’s barbecue joints.
Memphis World Championship Barbecue Cooking contest
(Memphis, Tennessee, 15th -17th May 2014)
The weekend saw the cooking of over 82 tons of pork, and the cooking contest won the Guinness title of “largest pork BBQ in the world”. People present also were given a chance to judge. The baseline is that you should be a good taster so you can eat at future conquests.
Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
(New York, 7th – 8th June 2014)
This gathering was graced with the presence of top pit-masters across the country; smokers like NC and Chris Lilly of Alabama’s Big Bob Gibson’s Barbecue, and Ed Mitchell from Durham.
The baseline is that Madison Square Park was filled with the sound of music and the aroma of grilled meat.
Blue Ridge Barbecue and music festival
(Tryon, North Carolina, 13th -14th June 2014)
Carolina barbecuers have a unique way of cooking close to coals or embers and sticking to pork, usually a whole-hog. The event saw grilling of pork, ribs, and brisket as well as a whole-hog. Kansas City Barbecue society also graced the event.
The baseline was that the event was filled with barbecue tradition of whole-hog and good music.
Other events also happen around the country from time to time, you only need to find out so as to attend or participate in the grilling with outdoor grills that you can buy at