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…
Despite not receiving a call at Tifton’s Rhythm and Ribs festival, it was a beautiful Saturday morning. We didn’t have a spectacular outcome at this one, but we feel compelled to give a special shout out to Lonnie and the Bubba Grills Team for their gracious support.