At the Blue Ridge BBQ Festival
Friday, June 10th, 2011
Friday after work, Amy and I took a drive up to Tryon, NC to visit my buddies Jeff, Steve, and Ron at the Blue Ridge BBQ Festival. Several years ago my buddies established the competition BBQ team Piglet Enemy and have been competing in 2-3 BBQ competitions each year.
The Piglet Enemy BBQ Team
L to R: Jeff, Ron, Steve
Last time Piglet Enemy competed; their Butt won 1st Place in the Squelin on the Square Festival in Laurens, SC. However, the Blue Ridge BBQ Festival is a much larger event and the competition would be much tougher.
The competition cooking does not start heating up until early Saturday Morning. Friday Evening is mostly about hanging out, having fun, and maybe doing a practice run, which I was more than happy to sample.
Jeff Pulling some pork - Steve giving it a taste!
Some Piglet Enemy Chicken
In the past it seems that this Festival always falls on the hottest darn weekend of the summer, but tonight a nice cool breeze made for a very comfortable and enjoyable evening!
Redneck Central Air Conditioning
The Piglet Enemy Campsite
The full set of photos is posted here: