Annual Jackson County’s Best Backyard BBQ Contest
The Depot Days committee of the Chamber is currently seeking teams to enter the annual Jackson County’s Best Backyard BBQ Contest, sponsored by Greenway Equipment, Inc. The event will be held in conjunction with the Depot Days Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28 on Front Street in downtown Newport. Entry fee is $50 per team that includes both the Boston butt division and the ribs division. Each team entering the contest will receive one Boston butt and one rack of ribs for judging. A new “Anything Goes” division will be offered this year for a cash prize for an additional $10 entry fee. Setup begins at 7 a.m. on Sept. 28. Judging in the ribs division will begin at 3 p.m., Anything Goes division at 3:30 p.m. and Boston butt judging at 4 p.m. For a complete listing of rules, prizes and an entry form, go to www.depotdays.org and click on the BBQ Contest tab.