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Praise the Lard Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-off

09/20/18 - 09/22/18    

214 N. 17th Street
Murphysboro, IL

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The Warehouse, 214 N. 17th Street, Murphysboro – the BBQ Capital of Illinois. Watch 90 teams from around the world vie for top awards at the 29th annual cook-off. Events include a Steak Cook-off, Kids’ Que, fish fry, grand champion buffet, and live music each night, as well as a market area with a variety of vendors. eat17bbq.com, 618-684-8902 Agenda Thursday: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Fish & Fixin’s at The Warehouse … Everyone is welcome … tickets are $18 per person at the door. 6:30 p.m. Fish Contest turn-in in the small banquet room 7:30 p.m. Wing Contest turn-in in the small banquet room 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. DJ in The Warehouse … all are welcome … no charge 9:00 p.m. Fish & Wing Contest winners announced in The Warehouse Be sure to visit the merchandise booth for t-shirts, posters, coozies, and other items! Friday 8:00 a.m. Meat inspection upon arrival 4:00 p.m. Mandatory Team Meeting in the KCBS Blind Judging Room {the door at the far north of The Warehouse}. Please send the head cook and one team member only. We are unable to accommodate the entire team. 4:30 p.m. Teams pick up hospitality baskets in the MBN judging room 5:00 p.m. the Crimson Express Marching Band will play and parade through the midway 5:30 p.m. – Steak Cook-off (SCA) Team Meeting with steak selection in the MBN judging room 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Corey Evitts 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Grand Champion Buffet at The Warehouse … everyone is welcome … tickets are $25 per person and available at the door. 6:30 p.m. – Steak Cook-off (SCA) Judge’s Meeting in the MBN judging room 7:30 p.m. – Steak Cook-off (SCA) Turn-In in the MBN judging room 8:00 p.m. – Midnight The Hollerboys on the main stage 9:00 p.m. Steak Cook-off Awards on the main stage Saturday 9:22 a.m. Blessing and Gentleman Jack shot 9:45 a.m. Turn-ins begin. See back page for complete turn-in schedule 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Kid’s Que check-in 2:30 p.m. Kid’s Que turn-in MBN judging room 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Music on the stage TBD 6:00 p.m. Awards ceremony After the awards … Ole Hickory The Legend Ace MM Pit raffle drawing. Tickets available throughout the weekend; $10 each or 12 for $100. After party at the Old Rome 803 N. 7th Street 618-565-1522 Cash bar. Relax and unwind

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