Festival comes to Grant Saturday
Sounds innocent enough but for one who has covered a few of these heated (pun intended) competitions this is some serious stuff. Want an education on the nuances of BBQing? All you have to do is take a stroll around and stop in for a visit with one of the more affable contestants.
Believe me there are aspects of this culinary art form that totally evade the common griller. I once judged a contest after being dragged into the role kicking and screaming. I stumbled through it but it was pretty intense and even my years as a referee and umpire failed to prepare me for what is involved when one is in the judges seat at these doings. Mine was pretty small and unofficial but speaking to a friend who had gone through the training required to be an officially licensed BBQ judge I recognized just how far over my head the role of Magistrate of Meat truly is.
But I digress
This Saturday at the Harvest Moon Festival in Grant the Qers will be starting their engines...oops I mean grills... at 9am. The judging is at 5pm and if you’ve never watched a group of dedicated grillers awaiting word on the merit of their meat, I encourage you to be there.
It’s truy on a scale of the old intro in Wide World of Sports depicting the thrill of victory and agony of defeat.
And speaking of the Harvest Moon Festival in food terms do not forget that following the pie judging (more up my alley but we weren’t asked) from 11am-noon the pies will be available by the slice with proceeds supporting the fine work being done by our friends at Love INC.
I'm thinking cherry all the way, though a chocolate cream variety would definitely sway me.
We already mentioned the cornhole toss competition, the soap box derby and pumpkin derby
but Harvest Moon has a lot more to offer including an auto show a kids pedal tractor pull at 1:30pm and live tunes at Old Iron starting at 4pm.
Fine fall family fun on tap in the Gateway City so pack up the fam and head for Grant.
For more information check out the Chamber website.
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