Anyone going? Details are below, it is usually a real good time. I only live 30 minutes or so from here so it is fun for us.
Fuels Smokin’ Competition October 22-23 in Lynchburg
Top teams from around the globe to compete for the industry’s top title
WHAT: More than 70 championship barbecue teams from across the United States and from around the world will compete for the Grand Champion title at the 22nd Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue on Friday‚ October 22 and Saturday‚ October 23.
“The Jack‚” considered the most prestigious barbecue competition in the world‚ will bring together the best of the best to compete for the top prize - to be named Jack Daniels’ Grand Champion. Winners will not only be awarded ultimate bragging rights‚ but awarded with more than $30‚000 in cash and prizes.
WHEN: October 22 - 23‚ 2010
9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lynchburg (pop. 361)‚ Tenn.
Every drop of the world’s best-selling whiskey is made in Lynchburg‚ ironically a dry county. However‚ for one weekend out of the year the city’s familiar sour mash scent is replaced with the smell of pit smoke‚ as 30‚ 000 visitors unite for the ultimate barbecue competition.
WHO: More than seventy U.S. and international championship teams and more than 25‚000 barbecue fans.
Domestic teams who have won a state championship with at least 25 teams or a competition of 50 or more teams earlier in the barbecue season earned a chance to compete in seven categories: Pork Ribs‚ Pork Shoulder/Butts‚ Beef Brisket‚ Chicken‚ Dessert‚ Cook’s Choice and Jack Daniel’s Sauce. The 2009 Jack Daniel’s world grand champion and the current season’s Memphis in May‚ American Royal Open and Houston World’s Championship Bar-B-Que received automatic invitations.
MEDIA INFO: Event media credentials are available on-site and by calling Jill Meyer at (615) 780-3397 or Kristin Robinson at (615) 780-3319. Event releases‚ high-res photos and broadcast quality b-roll from the 2009 championship are now available online at www.jackdanielsbarbecuemedia.com. Images and b-roll from the 2010 event will be available by Sunday‚ October 24‚ 2010.
For more information, including contestant contact information,
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