On the final day of the National Barbecue Association's Annual Conference & Trade Show, hundreds of barbecue enthusiasts from the general public join conference attendees for a special celebration focused on the art and enjoyment of barbecue. We call it the Old-Fashioned BBQ Bash and everyone's invited! This special event is held in a different location every year so don't miss your chance to attend. We're talking to you Central Texas!
Tickets for the Bash will be $10 at the door or online and includes a BBQ plate (sandwich, slaw and chips)! Conference attendees and registrants for all optional classes and cook-offs receive access to the Bash at no charge.
The 2014 BBQ Bash will be March 8 at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos, Texas. In addition to all the barbecue-centric activities going on during the day, attendees will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with the biggest names in the industry, and, of course, taste some great 'que! So what's happening at this year's Bash? Events will include:
LIVE MUSIC: Country music's Weldon Henson will be performing live on the outdoor stage. His honky-tonk roots and rock 'n roll style make for a truly authentic Texas performance.
BBQ SAUCE TASTING: Attendees will get to participate in the People's Choice Sauce Competition for best BBQ sauce. Vinegar-based, tomato-based, mustard-based and more, dozens of sauces from all over the country will be available for you to sample. And the best part ... you pick the winner!
"HOW TO" PRESENTATIONS: Are you a fan of 'low and slow' or 'hot and fast'? Either way, we're here to help. Expert smokers as well as grillers will be giving presentations on the indoor stage. Don't miss this opportunity to get some advice from the pros on the art and science of cooking meat.
BBQ TRADESHOW: Check out all the latest products and equipment in the world of 'que from some of the industry's top vendors.
CENTRAL TEXAS STEAK COOK-OFF: At least four world champion grillers will be going up against each other and several others in the inaugural Central Texas Steak Cook-Off, sanctioned by the Steak Cook-off Association. Think you have skills on the grill? Sign up for the contest and show us what you've got!
BBQ BASH COOK-OFF: Sanctioned by the Kansas CIty Barbeque Society, the BBQ Bash Cook-Off will feature competitors from around the country competing for best chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. Interested in competing? Find out more here.
BBQ CONCESSIONS, COOKBOOKS SIGNINGS AND MORE!
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