Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Blue Ridge BBQ Festival

Last weekend was the Bridges family’s first-ever trip to the Blue Ridge BBQ Festival in Tryon, NC, and it’s definitely going to be an annual event. We had a great time.

There was non-stop music, great barbecue, kiddie rides, crafts, cold beer, and even a cool river to wade in when the mercury got too high.

If you’ve never been to this festival, I wholeheartedly recommend it. You won’t be disappointed.

Here are some of the South Carolina teams that competed this year:

Bare Bonz BBQ, Greenwood (1st Place ‘Anything But’)
Big Herbs Smokin’ BBQ (5th Place ‘Anything But’)
Bone Heads, Charleston
B.S. Pittmeister, Boiling Springs (5th Place Chicken, 2nd Place Pork Ribs)
Butts-R-Us, Spartanburg
Cannon’s BBQ Hut, Spartanburg
Common Interest, Charleston
Divine Smoke, Greenwood (4th Place Pork, 3rd Place Overall)
Pappa Smoke, West Columbia (Gervais’ team)
Smokin Tigers BBQ, Simpsonville
Southern Hillbilly Smokers, Moore
Sue E. Pigg, Clemson (4th Place ‘Anything But’)
Swine Time, Murrell’s Inlet
Too Bad You’re My Cousin, Greenville (2nd Place ‘Anything But’)
Up In Smoke, Greenville

*My other favorite team names were Funk Q & The Pig You Rode In On, and Silence of the Hams (slogan: “It puts the sauce on itself”).

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