Good question...haven't really been anywhere since January but it's starting to wind up for the next few months.
Memorial Day weekend we are sticking close to home, we'll be in Boulder City NV for the Best Dam BBQ Challenge. Turn ins are Saturday starting at noon. There's lots to do at this one with a kid zone play area, kids 'que contest, a new marketplace (vendors) and more. We hope for better results this year than the last.
Just a couple of weeks later on June 14 & 15 we'll be in Williams AZ for the Northern Arizona Barbeque Festival. This is another great contest. They have people's choice tasting at this contest and it's a big hit with the crowd. I love this area of the country.
July 12th & 13th takes us to Arizona once again, this time a bit further to Holbrook AZ. Whiskey Ranch Pro BBQ Series is hosting the Ace in the Hole BBQ Throwdown.
I think its awesome how small communities get behind these contests and make them successful. This one is tied in with a fair as well. It's right on I-40 and historic Route 66 runs right through town (just like Williams AZ). There's a people's choice at this one as well but we donate our meats to the local food bank instead like we did last year.
There's nothing on the calendar (as of now) for August. We'll have to see how we'll do in Boulder. The overall outcome there will be the deciding factor if we go to Mesquite or not for Labor Day weekend. We hope to see y'all at one or two of these events. Be sure to stop and say hello and taste a sample or two.