Stallings will host it’s first annual Blues, Brews and Barbecue event at Stallings Municipal Park on Oct. 17, 3-9 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public with a barbecue cook-off contest, live entertainment and a beer garden.
Six teams will face off in hopes of winning the coveted pig trophy and carrying the bragging rights of Stallings first barbecue champion. There will be three teams from Stallings competing against three regional teams. The cook-off judges are Mayor Wyatt Dunn, Councilman David Scholl, Chief of Police Minor Plyler, Stallings Elementary Principal Laura Gaddy and Bob Prophit of King’s Greenhouse.
The event kicks off with bluegrass music by Quail Hollow Band at 3 p.m. The judges will announce the cook-off winner at 4:30 p.m. followed by a southern rock music performance from The Carmen Sturgill Band. Bakkwoodz will perform 7-9 p.m. Bakkwoodz is a five-piece country band from Gastonia that was named Best of Gaston’s Best Entertainer for the last two years.
There will be barbecue available for purchase during the event.
Dena Sabinske, Stallings parks and recreation director said two teams from the competition will sale barbecue plates for $7 and sandwiches for $4.
Old Mecklenburg Brewery of Charlotte will host a beer garden inside the venue. This is the first time a Stallings event will serve alcohol.
Dena Sabinske, Stallings parks and recreation director said while this event is primarily for adults, children are welcome to attend.
“In comparison to our other events, this is geared more to adults. However, it will be a family-friendly environment and the park is open where we have many wonderful playgrounds for the little ones,” Sabinske said.
Participants are urged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets.
Crystal O’Gorman is a freelance writer: firstname.lastname@example.org.