It may not look like much right now, but on April 11 and 12 the Houston County Farm Center will be turned into a BBQ lover’s heaven.
The Tri-State BBQ Festival will feature cooking demonstrations, food, fun music and a celebrity sighting from Swamp People’s “Bruce the Alligator Man”. But this year’s festival is about more than just fun, it’s also about helping the community.
A chili cook-off has been added to the event’s schedule and will benefit March of Dime’s March for Babies in addition to the annual car show which benefits Wallace Community College students. Wind Creek is also getting in on the community give-back by feeding those in need before the festival even begins.
“Wind creek last year was a competitor last year and they had their cooking team, their chefs competing on a BBQ event and they had a good time and they called us this year and told us they had a different concept they have a food truck and that we want to bring to different community events and maybe do some cooking demonstrations but they want to come a day early and help people that really need it, they want to help feed the needy and the homeless so they are coming on the 10th Thursday –feeding dinner from 5 to 7 hopefully something healthy they said roast turkey or roast chicken,” explained Kelly Farrell the Event Organizer for Tri-State BBQ Festival.
The gates will open for the annual festival on Friday April 11, tickets are available at the gate and cost $10 per person, children 6 and under are free and students and active duty military are $5 dollars.