The Auburn Rotary 2nd annual Ribs Rhythm and Blues Festival was a success all the way from Friday’s free concert to Sunday’s presentation of the BBQ winners.
Rotary President Bob Edmunds tells Finger Lakes News Radio even the weather cooperated this year.
He adds there’s no rest for the weary.
A total of 32 teams competed in this year’s KCBS sanctioned event and NY State Championship. Good Smoke Barbeque from Rochester repeated as the Grand Champion, with Shortsville Smokers from Shortsville, NY once again capturing the Reserve (2nd place) Championship
Off the Bone Barbeque took the People’s Choice Award for Food Vendors back to Columbus, Ohio. Penn Yan’s Smokin’ Pete’s BBQ and 2017 People’s Choice Champ North Bear BBQ from Dutch Hollow Country Club finished third.
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