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2019 Almost Heaven BBQ Bash
WV State BBQ Championship

Plans are underway for the 2019 Almost Heaven BBQ Bash / WV State BBQ Championship for the weekend of June 7 – 8, 2019 at a great new location – Stonewall Resort State Park (Roanoke, WV)

Already KCBS sanctioned for 2019 with the WV Governor’s Proclamation, this event is a qualifying event for the coveted Jack Daniels Worldwide Invitational BBQ Championship … an invitation only event with only 1 team representing each state.  In addition, this event also qualifyies the winner for the American Royal BBQ event, and the WV Cup for the Mid Atlantic BBQ Assn..

“Pirates of Porkscents” and their Minion mascot

The 2019 BBQ Bash will again feature some of the top rated KCBS teams in the US preparing chicken, ribs, pork, & brisket for judging.  A WV Backyard BBQ Competition, for those getting started in competitive BBQ world, highlights teams preparing only chicken & ribs for judging with cash awards and other prizes on the line!   We’re also pleased to have 100% KCBS certified BBQ judges in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 assuring KCBS judging standards are followed.

Pix - Rib Eating Contest (winner)Join us Saturday for a variety of family activities including:  Unique inflatable games, face painting, and other fun activities for the kids,  live music and entertainment, Mason Dixon Boys performing amazing chainsaw carvings, a WV Craft Beer AND Wine Garden (for adults),  Friday evening “Car Cruise In”, ACL Sanctioned Cornhole Tournament, FIREWORKS on Friday evening with other activities still being finalized.  And did we mention great FOOD and BBQ???   Several great vendors will be serving all kinds of BBQ, deep-fried calzones, all kinds of sandwiches, fries, deep-fried everything, homemade ice cream, kettle corn, beef jerky, hot fresh mini donuts made on site, and you can even find fresh seafood this year … steamed blue crabs, shrimp, shark bits, gator dogs, and crab cakes — truly something for everyone!!!

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