The MD State BBQ Bash comes to downtown Bel Air Aug. 9-10. Hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 at the corner of Bond and Thomas Streets.The event is hosted by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. For more information, visit: http://www.downtownbelair.com/bbqbash/. Here are the details:
Named as Harford County’s “Best Event” in 2012, the MD State BBQ Bash is a barbecue themed street festival featuring the Maryland State BBQ Championship, with more than 50 competition teams from the Mid-Atlantic area and beyond will compete for $12,500 in cash prizes and the chance to compete in the annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg, TN and The American Royal in Kansas City, MO. In addition, more 30 amateur teams will compete in the MD State BBQ Bash Tailgate Challenge to see who has the best ribs and will compete for cash, prizes, and bragging rights. For more than ten years, the MD State BBQ Bash has grown to be one of the largest, most fun, and most anticipated events of the year in Downtown Bel Air. Great food, great music, great people, the Maryland State Barbecue Championship, and the MD State BBQ Bash Tailgate Challenge, have combined to create a tradition that we hope you will want to be a part of this year and in the years ahead.