"We've got perfect weather [in the forecast], so everything's ready to rock and roll,"
The BBQ Bash, presented by
It is scheduled for
More than 50 teams are expected to compete for
An amateur competition will be held Friday, and a competition for professional cookers is scheduled for Saturday.
Cook teams will be set up in parking lots adjacent to the Risteau building lot; Quesenbery noted teams will also set up along
"More people will be able to see what goes into a barbecue competition," she said.
Quesenbery said BBQ Bash visitors will be able to see "how much effort they put into what is more than a hobby, for them it's a passion."
Cookers are coming from states such as
Visitors can also stop by various food vendors and booths for downtown
Quesenbery said the rock band Blackjack Billy will close the show Saturday night.
She said there will also be new children's activities in the
"We have so many kids that want to participate," she said.
Weather forecasters expect Friday will be sunny with a high temperature of 83 degrees, and there is a slight chance of rain Saturday; the high temperature will be 82 degrees, according to the
More information is online on the Barbecue Bash Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/MDBBQBash, which Quesenbery said can be updated "on the fly."
"We're really expecting a wonderful turnout in
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