2017 Ohio Smoked Meat & BBQ Festival Schedule of Events

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21st Annual Official Ohio Smoked Meat and Barbecue Festival-State Championship October 20 and 21, 2017

The 2017 Event Schedule

Friday, October 20

  • 10:00 am – Check-in, registration and meat inspection-Vending Area, Hocking Street
  • 1:00 pm – Hocking Valley Scenic Railway-Fall Foliage Train, (www.hvsry.org)
  • 4:00 pm – Cooks meeting – Elks Lodge, 53 Hocking Street
  • Noon – 10:00 pm – Vendors Open, Elks Parking Lot, W. Washington St.
  • 4:00 pm – ? – Local Music Entertainment (stage behind Library on W. Columbus St.)
  • 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Wine Train by Stuart’s Opera House, https://stuartsoperahouse.org/index.php/event/fall-wine-express-on-the-hocking-valley-scenic-railway/
  • 9:00 pm – BBQ Contest Registration Closes

Saturday, October 21

  • 7:30 am – Team Breakfast – Will be delivered to the teams at their site
  • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Nelsonville Farmers Market – Vending area, Fayette Street
  • 10:30 am – Judges Check In – Elks Lodge, 53 Hocking Street
  • 11:00 am – Judge’s Meeting – Elks Lodge, 53 Hocking Street
  • 11:30 am – 2:30 pm – Vendors area, Elks Parking Lot, W. Washington St.
  • 1:00 pm – Hocking Valley Scenic Railway Halloween Train Ride (http://www.hvsry.org)
  • 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm – Vendors Open

  JUDGING – Elks Lodge, 53 Hocking Street – not open to the public

  • 12:00 noon – Chicken
  • 12:30 pm – Ribs
  • 1:00 pm – Pork
  • 1:30 pm – Brisket
  • 3:00 pm (Approximately) – Awards Ceremony – Main Stage, Elks Lodge, 53 Hocking Street (stage is behind the building, follow the sidewalk to the right of the main entrance)

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