The 2010 Big BBQ Bash is set for Oct 15 -16 at Maple Lane Farms, Greenback, TN. The event is an amateur barbecue cook-off and fundraiser for the Helen Ross McNabb Center, created by the Leadership Blount Class of 2007.
Amateur BBQ teams are invited to “smoke up or shut up” by cooking their best plates of barbecue. Categories include pulled pork,ribs,brisket, chicken and “anything but.” Prize money totaling $6,000 will be awarded for each category including a trophy and, of course, bragging rights for THE TOP THREE TEAMS IN EACH CATEGORY the next year. The current reigning grand champion team is The Soggy Bottom Smokers from Corryton, TN.
Admission to Saturday’s Big BBQ Bash, October 16, is free to the public and will include musical entertainment by THE DIXIE HIGHWAY BAND and food vendors. The BBQ teams may charge a fee per plate to the public on Saturday only providing attendees the chance to taste some of the best BBQ in the South.
Since its inception in 2007, the Big BBQ Bash has raised more than $50,000 for charitable services offered in Blount County. All proceeds from the 2010 Big BBQ Bash will benefit programs of the Helen Ross McNabb Center.
To register an amateur BBQ team or for sponsorship and vendor information, please visit the official event website, http://www.blountbbqbash.com/.
The Helen Ross McNabb Center is a not-for-profit provider of mental health care, addictions treatment and social services to children, adults and families in 17 East Tennessee counties. The Center’s mission is to improve the lives of the people we serve by providing quality and confidential care. For more information, please visit http://www.mcnabbcenter.org/.