Tempt Your Taste Buds at Ayden’s King of Q Barbecue Fest

Friends hanging out at barbecue party.

Does the very thought of barbecue make your mouth water? Do you love sinking your teeth into delicious barbecue that is expertly prepared? If you answered “yes” to those questions, then get ready to have some happy taste buds. It’s almost time for Ayden’s King of Q Barbecue Fest! This event features the best barbecue around, so be sure to stop by and have a bite. Your taste buds will be in heaven.

About the Festival

The Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) sanctioned this barbecue competition. The KCBS has over 19,000 barbecue-loving members worldwide, so you know that this has to be one of the best festivals around. The Barbecue Fest takes place on May 19th from 4 PM until 11 PM, and on May 20th from 8 AM until 11 PM. The festival is located in downtown Ayden, in the center of the BBQ Village. The village is located between Second and Third streets, and between Pitt Street and East Avenue.

The cookoff for Ayden’s Kinds of Q Barbecue Fest has four categories. There is a category for chicken, pork ribs, beef brisket, and pork. Judging begins at noon on May 20th, utilizing the blind judging system. (This way, you know that the entries are being judged solely off of taste). With $10,000 in prize money available, expect the teams to be very competitive. Everyone is going to want to win a piece of the prize.

The main judges aren’t the only ones who will have a say during the festival. There will also be a People’s Choice event, so you can give your own 2 cents about who makes the best barbecue around.

More than Barbecue

While barbecue might be the main event, it’s hardly the only thing going on. Get ready to see the Shriner’s Parade and a car cruise! Plus, there will be live entertainment going on throughout the event. There will also be a variety of vendors at the festival, so you won’t have any trouble finding something to do.

Barbecue isn’t the only thing that the area has to offer. You can also get a tasty deal at Barbour-Hendrick Honda in Greenville, North Carolina. With various incentives and specials, there is always a good reason to shop at this dealership. Stop by before or after the festival to pick out your new ride.


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