We are traveling to upper Northern California to Susanville to attend and participate in the Lassen County Annual BBQ Cookoff. Susanville, formerly known as Rooptown is a small whistlestop that had origins of being a mining and logging town. We are at the county fairgrounds for a KCBS sanctioned bbq contest. We are privileged to attend and judge this four meat contest.
I love the fairgrounds. This is the way a fairground should be. It has plenty of shade to hide from the blistering 90 plus degree heat. There are lots of show buildings that are decorated with local themed murals. There is a race track that we did not get a chance to see this time. We did see the accompanying small car show that had plenty of polished Chrome for everyone.
Lassen Senior Services was our host today This was a fundraiser with the goal of enhancing the health and well being of the senior citizens here in Lassen County. There was a raffle of a beautiful quilt and pellet bbq, neither one did I win. The public was charged a nominal 10 dollars for entrance and an opportunity to taste and score Championship BBQ. The public could also purchase other foods from the competitors like this plate of bbq nachos. One of the building hosted local craftsmen with homemade art and wares.
Today we had 15 teams competing. The competition team "Cynical BBQ" took the Grand Championship trophy. Speaking of trophies, check out this unique cleaver trophy. They were very nice. We want to thank the good people at Lassen Senior Services for rolling out the red carpet for everyone involved. We cannot wait till next years event.