Sunday, January 21, 2007

Southern Illinois Bluegrass & BBQ Festival

We received our first contest announcement for the upcoming 2007 competition season today here on the bbq blog.

Jim 'Rhino' Reincke, Co-Chair of the Southern Illinois Bluegrass & BBQ Festival sent me a quick note regarding the Southern Illinois Bluegrass & BBQ Festival this evening. The organizers have been in 'gear-up' mode for a couple of months now for the 2007 event.

In only it's second year of KCBS sanctioning, the event has been designated as a State Championship.

The 2007 prize pool:

  • $1,500 for Grand Champion (and a winner's banner)
  • $800 for Reserve Grand (and a winner's banner)
  • Top 5 places in each category receive cash
  • Top 3 in each category receive banners
  • Top 10 receive plaques

Jim invites all the BBQ Blog readers to "come on down to Salem, Illinois (4 hours south of Chicago) the weekend after Labor Day (September 7th & 8th) to discover the hospitality experienced by Dr. Chuckie, Shig's-N-Pit, Bar-B-Quau, Ulcer Acres, Dr. Porkenstein, and others!"

If you'd like additional information regarding the contest, please visit the contest web site for all the details and an online application.

1 comment:

lisa.laforge said...

Looking for BBQ'ers interested in vending and competing at the 3rd Annual Abe's BBQ. Event presented by Main Street Lincoln on June 30th. All interested in competing and vending should contact Lisa LaForge, chairperson at 217-870-1034.