HolySmokes! BBQ Cook-off returns on November 13


DESTIN – Calling the best barbecue enthusiast cooks in Destin. The fourth edition of HolySmokes! The BBQ Cook-off will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 13 on the back lawn of the Immanuel Anglican Church.

BBQ tastings, live music, great food and lots of fun will be available.

Assemble your team of two or more members, who can represent a business as long as the business is not in the food industry. Teams are encouraged to create a fun team name like “Burnt Offerings”, “May the Sauce Be With You” or “Grilluminati” and serve at least 200 samples (0.75 to 1 oz) of prepared barbecue meat. (chicken, pork, beef, fish, anything goes).

Prizes will be awarded for the audience’s choice (first, second and third places) and the most creative station (based on the creativity of the fun factor).

Sponsorship opportunities are also available at three levels: Select (in-kind product donation), Choice ($ 100) or Prime ($ 250) with sponsor logos printed on annual t-shirts.

To register your team or sponsor the event, online and downloadable forms are available at iacdestin.org/holysmokes. Printed forms can also be picked up at the Emmanuel Church office.

Participants will be asked to bring non-perishable food, baby wipes or diapers to benefit Harvest House of Destin.

“We were very grateful to be the beneficiary,” Harvest House Executive Director Lori Joyner said last year. “We received a large amount of food, diapers, baby wipes and over $ 880 in donations! HolySmokes! 3.0 was an amazing and awesome event – I suggest everyone attend next year!”


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