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The first-ever Smokin the Water BBQ Cook-Off Contest will be held at Kingston's "Gravel Pit Park on Monday, July 3 from 9 am - noon, with competition at 11 am. Teams can compete, with awards going to Best Pulled Pork, Best Chicken Wings and Best Ribs, along with prize money in the amount of $1,200 for 1st Place, $700 for 2nd place, and $500 for 3rd place, in each category.
Winners will be announced at 2 p.m. on the stage located at City Park and the BBQ vendors will be required to remain during the entire event.
Applications will be accepted until spots are filled or May 31st whichever comes first. An entry fee of $150.00 per cooking team must accompany the application. It is suggested that the application and fee be returned promptly due to the limited spaces available.
For more information, call Kingston Parks and Recreation at 865-376-9476.