Thursday April 8, 2010
Welcome to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival in Salisbury, Maryland
Pork in the Park
April 16-18, 2010 Winterplace Park in Salisbury, Maryland
$2 Admission: Kids under 12 Free!
Friday 4pm - 10pm
Saturday 10am -10pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
The smell of BBQ will soon be in the air at the Pork in the Park Festival in Salisbury, Maryland
Follow your nose to Maryland’s Eastern Shore for the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival at Winterplace Park in Salisbury, Maryland on April 16-18, 2010. This family-friendly Maryland barbeque event has grown in leaps and bounds since its inception seven years ago, and over 130 BBQ teams will compete in this year’s competition.
Each team will spend the weekend slicing, seasoning and sizzling pork, chicken and beef in hopes their cooking will earn them a portion of the $18,000 in cash prizes and invaluable bragging rights on the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) BBQ Circuit. The competition decisions lie in the hands of the KCBS certified professional judges. Judging is done in many categories including whole hog, beef, chicken, pork, ribs, anything butt and a special seafood.
The festival surrounding the competition
is three days of events with entertainment the whole family will
enjoy-all for only $2 per person and kids under 12 are free! Taking
part in the largest KCBS Festival on the East coast, attendees can enjoy live entertainment
including blues, country and southern rock on our festival stage.
Friday night will offer a Froggy 99.9 Country Showdown and Saturday
night welcomes the return of the 96 Rock Battle of the Bands. All
entertainment is included with admission and attendees are encouraged
to bring a chair or a blanket to grab a great seat. Sunday afternoon
will feature the Wheels that Heal Car Show and the inaugural Backyard BBQ Amateur competition.
Many regional craftsmen and artists will also take part in the festivities offering their jewelry, pottery, photography and artwork. Children will enjoy the wide selection of amusement rides, slides and games. On Saturday kids will can enjoy a special area of their own- the Piglet’s Korner, which features free crafts and entertainment.
Many different types of food including pulled pork sandwiches, ribs and beef BBQ will be available. This scrumptious barbecue-some of it cooked by competitor teams themselves-and other festival style food will tempt your taste buds. Fresh squeezed lemonade is always a festival favorite. A wide selection of beer and wine will also be available including Delmarva’s own Evolution Craft Beer and Bordeleau Wine. Wine from Maryland’s Boordy Vineyards will also be featured this year.
The festival is open from 4pm to 10pm on Friday, 10am to 10pm on Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday. The Pork in the Park BBQ Festival is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and presented by Wicomico County Recreation, Parks and Tourism.
Want to be a BBQ Competition Judge? Sign up to be a certified KCBS Judge.
Volunteers Needed: Download Volunteer Application