Summertime is here, fire up those taste buds and head up north for the 2nd Annual Old Forge BBQ Festival.

The headlining event is the KCBS BBQ Competition featuring four different categories: Pork, Pork Ribs, Brisket and Chicken. There is over $15,000 in prize money to give away to the BBQ champions!

If you're interested in being an official judge you can find more information on how to get certified here through KCBS. Visitors can still try all sorts of BBQ from vendors and pick their own favorite!

Besides all the delicious food vendors to choose from, the event also features a Beer Garden, the Old Forge Home Show and live music from Pee Wee Moore, Floodwood, Los Blancos and Jimmy Wolf.

List of 2017 BBQ Competitors:
Jack 9 BBQ
Pullin My Money Muscle
Shortsville Smokers
Good Smoke BBQ
Kiss My BBQ
The Pig's Pajamas
Bovine Mafia
Smokin Ain't Easy
B&B BBQ Company
Black Hart BBQ
Finn's Finest BBQ
Wing-A-Lings
Priorville
Let Your Meat Shine Through
Sweet Heat BBQ
270 Smokers
The Bearded One BBQ
The Snortin' Boar
Three Dogs BBQ
Three Strokes and Smoke
CRSmokin BBQ
Cowboy BBQ
The Pig's Pajamas
Lady on the Hill
Uncle Feol's Tennessee Style BBQ
Cheffie Effie BBQ
Pistol Packin' Piggies
Smokin' Wead BBQ

Is your favorite BBQ joint on the list?

More details can be found on their event page and website.

BONUS VIDEO:

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