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Barbecue Cook-off goes July 17

Posted on July 13, 2021 by Sunny South News

By Nikki Jamieson
Sunny South News

Ready the grills and get your napkins out – it’s barbecue time.

The third annual Barbecue Cook-off will go July 17 at Coyote Flats. So far, 10 competitors have signed up – two more than last year -to serve up some delicious barbecue treats to hungry attendees.

“We’ve got more cooks, we’ve got more people wanting to help out, more spectators, more people wanting to eat. It’s just really blow(n) up these past couple of years, it’s been really great,” said Shelbie Desautels, general manager of the Prairie Tractor Museum. “We host it because it’s a fun event. It’s a really great way to get people from the community to come participate, to have a good time. It’s something kind of for everyone, which is really nice.”

Doors will open to attendees at 6 p.m. Attendees can purchase tickets at the front hall, which can then be exchanged for barbecue samples at the contestants’ stations. Food will be served until about 9 p.m., and in addition to the barbecue, wine and craft beer will also be available.

Four judges from the community will decide on the top three barbecuers, with attendees voting on their favourite barbecue for the People’s Choice Award through ballots.

Desautels said while organizers are hoping for nice weather, there are plans in place if it does rain.

Attendees are also advised to adhere to general COVID-19 safety measures, and tables will be as socially distanced, as possible.

Please note the original article had advised attendees to wear masks, and this is not the case. Attendees can wear masks if they want, but they are not required. The Sunny South news apologizes for any confusion this may have caused.

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