Chattanooga Beast Feast BBQ Contest At Chattanooga Market Is Sunday

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Chattanooga Market will be hosting the 5th annual Chattanooga Beast Feast BBQ Contest on Sunday.  Market visitors will enjoy summertime Bar-B-Que, cold beer and live music. 

The local pit-masters competing include Sugar's Ribs, Choo-Choo BBQ (People's Choice Award 2012), Lockhart's Fire & Smoke BBQ, Porker's  BBQ (2nd place 2012), Lazy Ash BBQ, Haute Cuisine, Cornerstone BBQ (Judge's Choice Award 2012), Chatty Town BBQ, Poppy's BBQ and Rolling Smoke BBQ.

People's Choice and Judge's Favorite will determine which local Bar-B-Que expert takes home bragging rights. Each pit-master will offer $1 Bar-B-Que bites all day long or market-goers can purchase a full plate of their favorite for an additional charge. 

The symbolic pig roast has become a popular sight to see at the event as well.  General Manager, Paul Smith said, "The pig roast display began five years ago by a vendor, but a group of Market patrons have taken the ritual into their own hands over the course of the years; enjoying the set up, smoking and camaraderie of it themselves." 

Local band The Stratoblasters from KZ106 radio will perform rock and roll favorites on the EPB stage at 12:30 p.m. and an encore performance at 2 p.m. The  stage set up just outside the pavilion will feature Annabelle's Curse at 11:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m.


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