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    Smokin J’s Barbeque recap of City Fest 2016

    Smokin J’s at Dallas Inaugural City Fest 2016 Had a great weekend competition at the first City Fest 2016 in Dallas, Georgia.  Fifteen professional Georgia Barbecue Association teams competed for the top team in ribs, pork loin and pork butt.  Some teams competed in the “People’s Choice,” category.  The weather started gloomy Friday morning, but skies cleared and residents came out to enjoy a beautiful Saturday.  A car show, craft vendors and activities for kids were surrounding the downtown Dallas Square; however, the main event was the barbecue battle.   The competition was fierce but points leader, Rescue Smokers took the Grand Champion trophy for the day with a nearly…

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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…