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Fire up the grills: Scottsboro BBQ Festival about to start cookin’

SCOTTSBORO – The aroma of slow-cooked barbeque will fill the air around the picturesque downtown square of Scottsboro when the annual Scottsboro BBQ Festival sets up.

The one-day event Oct. 8 welcomes award-winning pit masters and local barbeque gurus who battle it out to see who has the best chicken, ribs, pulled pork and dessert while raising funds for a local charity. Along with the barbeque competition, a variety of activities are offered to keep everyone entertained throughout the day.

The Scottsboro BBQ Festival is a Kansas City Barbeque Society and an Alabama Barbeque Association sanctioned event and features three competitions.

  • The backyard competition is for serious grill masters who are trying to become the grand champion;
  • The people’s choice competition is where festivalgoers can purchase a $10 ticket and sample up to 10 butts and up to 10 desserts and vote for their favorite;
  • The Kids-Q is open to ages 7 to 12 years old to see who can grill the best burger.

Other activities include a Barq-Off dog parade with prizes for the best costume, best groomed and best performer, an official Alabama cornhole tournament, a car, truck and cycle show; a beer garden, food vendors and art and craft vendors.

A free kids fun zone allows the little ones to enjoy a day of activities including inflatables, games, climbing wall, pumpkin bowling, face painting and more.

Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and admission is free. All activities take place on the Downtown Square in Scottsboro.

For more information, visit http://scottsborobbqcookoff.com/.

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