Saturday, September 5, 2015
Bedford Blues and BBQ 2015
There were 2 different public BBQ events at the fest. The first was the People's Choice event on Saturday. For $12, you got 10 tickets to visit participating cook sites. About 1/3 of the KCBS cooks were in the event. My wife and I combined our tickets and we were able to sample most of the joints. Basically you just wandered around to the different stations, identified by a small sign, and picked up samples. At the end, you gave one or both of your poker chips to those you enjoyed the most.
The second event was on Sunday and was billed as the Battle of the BBQ. It was similar to the event Saturday, only this time the contestants were the food vendors at the festival. This time there were far fewer players, 12 I think, which meant we had coupons left over. We simply went back and got more samples from our favorite.