BBQ is serious business in North Carolina !
Now in its 17th year the "Blue Ridge Barbecue & Music Festival", held in Tryon NC, is where competition cook teams set up their rigs to vie for prestige, $20,000 in cash prizes and awards, including the "North Carolina State Barbecue Championship". Teams must compete in all four sanctioned categories; Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Brisket and Beef Brisket to be considered for the "NC Grand Champion" award.
The festival is a perfect combination of good country music and good country BBQ.
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