After work, Amy and I drove up to Tryon, NC to check out the Blue Ridge BBQ Festival
My buddies Steve and Jeff would be competing it this year's competition. Friday would be their practice run for the real competition on Saturday. Therefore, they needed some volunteers to come out and sample their work.
Steve and Jeff BBQ team name is Piglet Enemy
We hung out at Piglet Enemy base camp. The atmosphere was very similar to many of our Mancation Camping trips, with plenty of FABs consumed. The only difference is that instead of being the only ones who bring BBQ smokers to a campground, there were about 80 other BBQ teams all with BBQ smokers. The smell in the air was awesome (assuming you like the smell of BBQ)
Steve and Jeff
After probing the Butt, we were informed that there was about an hour to go before the Butt sampling would begin. So Amy and I decided to go and check out some of the other parts of the Festival. We knew our buddy Johnny Corn was planning to show up to check out some of the live bands.
One the walk over the to stage area, Amy spotted a nice Black Eyed Susan that I had to stop and take a photo of.
Black Eyed Susan
We had no problem finding the band, but no sign of Johnny Corn. Turns out he was in line buying beer!
Geoff Achison was performing tonight. I had never heard of him before, but I thought he was pretty good.
My wife Amy and I enjoying the music
Johnny and his wife (center) / Johnny's Daughter (Right) and some friends
While the band was excellent, we were getting very hungry and with the smell of BBQ in the air, it was time to head back to Piglet Enemy base camp!
Steve and Jeff
So I drank a few more of Steve and Jeff's FABs
(I'll pay you back at Poker Night!)
And soon the Pork Butt was unveiled!