The Great Western BBQ Cook-off on July 4th was a fun competition for participants and provided the opportunity for the rest of us to try some great BBQ, watch the competitors at work, and enjoy live music and a talented DJ. The BBQ competition was held in The Main Stage Tent on the west side of arena, following the street parade through town.
Grilling wizards and kings of sensational sauces had the opportunity to test their creative BBQ skills in a fun-loving atmosphere against like-minded folks.
Eager competitors fired up their grills and patiently waited while entries quietly warmed, fat melted, spices permeated, and then waited some more, 'til temperatures reached the critical point, and alas, smiling at the judges, they delivered their entries for judging! And the Winners are...
Backwoods BBQ, Tony Mittig - Stayton, OR
Back to back consecutive wins!
Western Skies, Jim Culver - Stayton, OR
Better Beef Bureau, Adam Lesh - Clackamas ORCongratulations!
to all our competitors for an outstanding job.