NJ BBQ Championship and Anglesea Blues Festival Returning to The Wildwoods
THE WILDWOODS, N.J. — Dreaming of chowing down on some delicious ribs while listening to the soulful tune of blues? Or maybe it was barbecued chicken you had in mind?
Well either way your dream can now become a reality. The 14th annual New Jersey State Barbeque Championship and Anglesea Blues Festival is coming to the Wildwoods, July 13-15.
The festival will take place in North Wildwood at 2nd and Olde New Jersey avenues.Enjoy ribs, chicken, brisket and pork while teams from around the country showcase their grill skills in a quest for the best barbeque. The teams will compete for glory by attempting to create masterfully marinated and seasoned meals, grilled to perfection, in order to earn the title of Grand Champion and prove their skills are nothing less than art. Is your mouth watering yet? Prepare for more — as the festival will also feature free live blues music performed by some of the region’s most soulful artists.
The festival will kick off on Friday, July 13, with an opening ceremony at 4pm. Friday’s festivities will include the “Fun and Games Crew” from Cat Country 107.3, along with some of the best BBQ in the state and free blues performances by Dockta D and the Infirmary from 4-7pm and Albert Castiglia from 7:30-10:30pm. The fun continues on Saturday, July 14, from 10am-11pm. Events will include a live broadcast from New Jersey 101.5 featuring Big Joe Henry; a Bud Light Wing Challenge at 2:20pm, and a surprise ingredient, dessert and sauce contest at 3pm. Guests can again enjoy free musical sets featuring Scoville Blues from 11am-2pm; Levee Town from 4-7pm; and the famous Bubba Mac Blues Band from 7:30-10:30pm.
Sadly, the fun must end at some point. But not before the judging for the 2012 BBQ Grand Championship is conducted by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and a panel of volunteer judges, beginning at noon. There will be a live broadcast by SoJo 104.9 and an awards ceremony commencing at 4:30pm. Blues performances will continue with Pinewolf and the Pack from 11am-1:30pm and April Mae and the June Bugs from 2-4:30pm. The festival will conclude at 6pm. Great food and music, what’s not to love? So come out to North Wildwood July 13-15. Bring your family, a big appetite, and get ready to groove to some blues! — Vanessa Samson
Tags: April Mae and the June Bugs, Bubba Mac Blues Band, Bud Light Wing Challenge, Cat Country 107.3, Levee Town, New Jersey State Barbeque Championship and Anglesea Blues Festival, Pinewolf, Scoville Blues