• Competitions,  Event Summary

    South Georgia Competition Kicks Off the Season

    The Georgia Barbecue Association kicked off the 2018-2019 season in Douglas, Georgia and Smokin J’s Barbeque, along with 40 other teams, were in the heart of it. Kudos to the City of Douglas The city of Douglas definitely knows how to run a competition.  Everything was strategically organized and planned for not only the cook teams, but also the many craft vendors, car enthusiast and families who attended. Great job to Mike Hudson and his staff! Those of you who do not cook at professional competition events may find this mundane, however, the cook teams arrived to find great signage for the event; easy access to the cook sites and…

  • Competitions,  Event Summary

    Walton County Barbecue Festival Recap

    Enjoyed beautiful weather and a tremendous turnout for the 2nd annual Walton County Barbecue Festival to benefit the “Communities in School,” program. Held at the Walton County Agricultural Education Center, 30 professional barbecue teams lit their fires and competed for over an $8,000 purse. Sanctioned by the Georgia Barbecue Association, this was a double team points event for the registered teams, which has made a significant difference in their “Team of The Year,” race. Jimmy Hogg, the festival chairman was very grateful to all attendees and barbecue competitors for surpassing last years attendance record. Several of the professional barbecue competitors were vendors of their great tasting pork. Bouncy houses, jewelry…