Another barbecue contest in the tri-state area? What do you think this is Kansas City? They way things are going, we're going to give them a run for the money!
Yes folks, on Sunday, September 10, 2006, Hamilton Township in New Jersey will be hosting it's annual Septemberfest. While their website is a bit confusing and it's hard to find even basic information about the event, including the date, I have been informed that this event will hold a couple of different cooking contests.
First there will be a baking contest open to all ages and the food does not need to be cooked on site. Top prize in this event is $100.
But for the rest of us there is the Backyard Rib Cook-off contest. Top prize for this contest is $1,000 with a trophy, 2nd is $500 and a trophy, 3rd place will receive a trophy and $250. Each team will also receive participation ribbons and a plaque and $50.00 will be awarded to the team with the best decorated area.
This contest is not KCBS or NEBS sanctioned, but it sounds like it will be a fun time. The rules for the barbeque event seem to be a mixture of KCBS standards and Memphis In May's rules. That should make things interesting. I'm going to try and get there either as a judge or as a cook.