The Cumming Fairgrounds will once again be hosting the National BBQ Cup: Que’n Cumming event on November 17th – 19th (view the schedule). The three-day event, which is open to the public, is expected to draw as many as 10,000 visitors.
The event, which is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and is part of the Georgia Barbecue Championship series, will bring over 200+ Professional and Backyard Teams from across America – as far away as Iowa, New Jersey and Washington.
Various professional level competitions will be held for a variety of items including: chicken, beef brisket, pork ribs and pork butt or shoulder.
Even non-professionals will have a chance to show off their skills in the competition’s backyard division. Do you consider yourself a backyard BBQ aficionado? Spaces are still available if you’d like to join the fun! click for application
Pro Teams will compete in 4 categories including: Brisket, Chicken, Pulled Pork, Ribs. Winners will be selected in each category and an overall winner will be selected based on the highest combined score.
Backyard Teams will compete in ribs, pork and chicken category. Winners will be selected for each category and an overall winner will be selected based on the highest combined score.
Public admission will be $7 daily. For an additional $5 fee, patrons will be able to purchase 5 tasting tickets which allows them to taste the competitors’ pork barbecue and vote to crown a “people’s choice” champion.
All proceeds from the event will go to support local nonprofit organizations.
“With a variety of different food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, product demonstrations, live entertainment, and a kids zone that will contain a huge variety of fun for the kids and at the heart, of course, the KCBS sanctioned BBQ cook-off that will include an opportunity for you to taste championship Que and decide for yourself just which is the best. There’s sure to be something for everyone!”
For more information visit the National BBQ Cup website
Hours for the Public:
Friday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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