Ft. Rucker Preparing for the BBQ Festival

It will be a weekend of good food and plenty of music at Fort Rucker.

Organizers are busy preparing for the 1st "above the best" barbeque and music fest, which will take place at Guthrie Field.

Beginning this Friday, championship and amateur BBQ teams will participate in a sanctioned Kansas City barbeque society contest.

There will also be army aircraft displays, a car and motorcycle show, arts and crafts, a 10-K run and a softball tournament will round out the two day event.

“We thought it was a great opportunity to get together with our civilian community that we work so closely with and fellowship and have a great time and sort of ends of the summer before the kids go back to school,” Frank Zerbinos of Ft.Rucker MWR

The BBQ festival will be held this Friday and Saturday.

Friday's event runs from 4:30 until 8 pm and on Saturday, the festival opens at 10.