BBQ Bash coming to Liberty Park


CLARKSVILLE:  Barbecue bragging rights, great food and a good time will be up for grabs October 7 at the Clarksville BBQ Bash.

The City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department and SERVPRO of Montgomery County Fire & Water Cleanup & Restoration Company have teamed up with the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) to provide the full barbeque competition experience.

The Clarksville BBQ Bash is free to the public and will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, Saturday, October 7 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center at Liberty Park, 1188 Cumberland Drive.

Participating teams from near and far will compete for cash and to see who has the best BBQ. Attendees can enjoy live music, inflatables, a dunking booth, cornhole tournament and more. Barbeque will be available for purchase from local vendors.

The cost to compete in the KCBS Backyard Barbeque Contest is $200 per team. Non-professional teams are required to cook chicken and pork ribs to win the Grand Championship. The cooking source must be of wood, wood pellets or charcoal. KCBS Backyard rules and regulations apply. In addition, all KCBS team members who participate in a Backyard Sanctioned Contest earn points towards the KCBS Backyard Team of the Year!

Registration is available online at Deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 22 or until spots are filled (limited to 20 teams).

Interested in participating in the cornhole tournament, sponsored by Blackhorse Pub & Brewery? Register your team online at Cost to participate is $30 per team. Deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 29. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top teams!

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Christine Anne Piesyk has been a journalist for more than 50 years. Her credits include positions as Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, Staff Writer specializing in education, leisure living, food and arts and entertainment. She was co-producer, writer and on air persona for the Entertainment Review for 25 years. Now "retired," she finds herself working on online websites and as a book editor. In her other life, she is a costume designer in her daughter's company, Gemini Dream Designs.

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