If you zoom in the above image you will see a sign reading "You are about to eat the Worlds Best Barbeque" This was very appropriate for the Elk Grove Western Festival & Barbecue Championship. Ms. Goofy and I were in our element today. Fun, friends, sun, and Worlds Best Barbecue were all in the mix today. We would love to share some images with you.
This is a family oriented event. There was a midway with carnival rides and plenty of snacks for kids of all ages. This event brings out a lot of local businesses that set up booths to educate and promote various business and organizations. Of course we were there for the bbq.
Today's competition involved a mix of "Backyard and Professional' teams. The backyard division is a great way to get your feet wet in the competition world. They only cook chicken and ribs. The Professionals cook four meats; chicken, ribs, pork shoulder and brisket. A lot of Professional teams start in the Backyard division and are more than helpful to the Backyard teams in advice and comrade.
This is Kevin who took third overall.
I took this shot of some competitors sleeping arrangements. I not sure if it was for the kids or somebody watching the bbq pits. It was another great day of bbq. Congratulations to the team The Smoknig J's for winning Grand Championship. We had a blast and plan to do it all over again next weekend in Livermore California. We hope to see you there.