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    Smokin J’s Barbeque at Canton’s Inaugural Competition

    Smokin J’s Barbeque at BBQ & Brews Smokin J’s Barbeque enjoyed Canton’s inaugural Georgia Barbecue Association sanctioned BBQ & Brews Festival.  Competing were 22 professional teams and 19 cooking for fun teams battling for cash money and recognition. Downtown Main Street featured live music, local craft beer, food trucks and our sanctioned BBQ event.  Proceeds benefit #ForCanton, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting poverty, homelessness, and hunger in the city of Canton.  Gary Lamb, Pastor of Action Church, did an incredible job keeping all the competing teams satisfied and fed.  The hospitality of Gary and Sarah Gregorcyk made all the teams feel welcomed.  Free food, beer and massages Friday night; …

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    Walton County/Georgia Barbecue Association Festival

    Walton County BBQ Festival Enjoyed beautiful weather and a tremendous turnout for the 2nd annual Walton County Barbecue Festival to benefit the “Communities in School,” program. Held at the Walton County Agricultural Education Center, 30 professional barbecue teams lit their fires and competed for over an $8,000 purse. Sanctioned by the Georgia Barbecue Association, (http://www.bbqga.org/) this was a double team points event for the registered teams, which has made a significant difference in their “Team of The Year,” race. Jimmy Hogg, the festival chairman was very grateful to all attendees and barbecue competitors for surpassing last years attendance record. Several of the professional barbecue competitors were vendors of their great…