HRM’s “Big BBQ Bash” in Maryville
June 15, 2012 – June 17, 2012 all-day
Put some South in your mouth at the annual Big BBQ Bash in Maryville, TN
The 2012 Big BBQ Bash is set for June 15 -16 at The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, Maryville, TN. The event is an amateur barbecue cook-off and fundraiser for the Helen Ross McNabb Center, created by the Leadership Blount Class of 2007.
Amateur BBQ teams are invited to “smoke up or shut up” by cooking their best plates of barbecue. Categories include pulled pork, ribs, chicken and “anything goes.” Prize money totaling $6,000 will be awarded including a trophy and, of course, bragging rights for the top three teams in each category. The current grand champion team is the Backyard Boyz from Seymour, TN.
Admission to Saturday’s Big BBQ Bash, June 16, is free to the public. Competing BBQ teams may charge a fee per plate to the public on Saturday; giving attendees the chance to taste some of the best barbecue in the south. Area favorite, Steel Kickin’ Band, will take the stage from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a live musical performance. A variety of vendors will also be set-up to entertain guests of all ages.
New events at this year’s Big BBQ Bash include:
Big BBQ Bash Bike Show: Area motorcyclists are invited to enter their bike in the Bike Show by 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 16. The entry fee is a $10 donation to the Helen Ross McNabb Center. Visit www.blountbbqbash.com for more information.
PIGskin Challenge: Local high school football coaches have been officially challenged to a BBQ throw down. We know they have the skills on the field but we’ll see about the grill. Come support your favorite high school and taste their coach’s barbecue.
John Titlow Band Concert: The public is invited come out for a sneak peek of the Big BBQ Bash and enjoy the music of the John Titlow Band on Friday, June 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m. Admission is $5 and will benefit the Helen Ross McNabb Center.
To register an amateur BBQ team or for sponsorship and vendor information, please visit the official event website, www.blountbbqbash.com.
All proceeds from the 2012 Big BBQ Bash will benefit mental health, addiction treatment and social services provided by the Helen Ross McNabb Center in Blount County.
Since 1948, the Helen Ross McNabb Center has provided compassionate and quality mental health care services. Over the years the Center has grown into a regional not-for-profit, integrated system of care providing mental health care, addiction and co-occurring treatment, and recovery and social services for nearly 11,000 children, adults and families. As we begin our 64th year of providing services to communities in East Tennessee, our mission remains clear and simple; “Improving the lives of the people we serve.” For more information, visit www.mcnabbcenter.org or call 865-637-9711.