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Praise the Lard Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-off

September 19 - September 21

Attend Praise the Lard BBQ Cook-off

The Warehouse, 214 N. 17th Street, Murphysboro – the BBQ Capital of Illinois. Watch 90 teams from around the world vie for top awards at the 30th annual cook-off. Events include a Steak Cook-off,  Kids’ Que, fish fry, grand champion buffet, and live music each night, as well as a market area with a variety of vendors. eat17bbq.com, 618-684-8902


Thursday:   5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Fish & Fixin’s at The Warehouse …
Everyone is welcome … tickets are $18 per person at  the door.

6:30 p.m. Fish Contest turn-in in the small banquet room
7:30 p.m. Wing Contest turn-in in the small banquet room

8:00 – 11:00 p.m. DJ in The Warehouse … all are welcome … no charge
9:00 p.m. Fish & Wing Contest winners announced in The Warehouse
Be sure to visit the merchandise booth for t-shirts, posters, coozies, and other items!
8:00 a.m. Meat inspection upon arrival
4:00 p.m. Mandatory Team Meeting in the KCBS
Blind Judging Room {the door at the far north of The Warehouse}. Please send the head cook and one team member only. We are unable to accommodate the entire team.
4:30 p.m. Teams pick up hospitality baskets in the MBN judging room
5:00 p.m. the Crimson Express Marching Band will play and parade through the midway
5:30 p.m. – Steak Cook-off (SCA) Team Meeting with steak selection in the MBN judging room
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Corey Evitts
5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Grand Champion Buffet at The Warehouse … everyone is welcome … tickets are $25 per person and available at the door.
6:30 p.m. – Steak Cook-off (SCA) Judge’s Meeting in the MBN judging room
7:30 p.m. – Steak Cook-off (SCA) Turn-In in the MBN judging room
8:00 p.m. – Midnight The Hollerboys on the main stage
9:00 p.m. Steak Cook-off Awards on the main stage
9:22 a.m. Blessing and Gentleman Jack shot
9:45 a.m. Turn-ins begin. See back page for complete turn-in schedule
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Kid’s Que check-in
2:30 p.m. Kid’s Que turn-in MBN judging room
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Music on the stage
6:00 p.m. Awards ceremony
After the awards … Ole Hickory The Legend Ace MM Pit raffle drawing. Tickets available throughout the weekend; $10 each or 12 for $100.

After party at the Old Rome
803 N. 7th Street 618-565-1522
Cash bar. Relax and unwind


September 19
September 21
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