Bayou BBQ Bash

Bayou BBQ Bash Cajun Coast

Bayou BBQ Bash comes to Morgan City July 14-15, 2017 Awards given for competitive, corporate, and local teams

MORGAN CITY, LA — The 6th annual Bayou BBQ Bash will take place July 14-15, 2017, rain or shine, under the U.S. 90 bridge in downtown Morgan City.

The event, held at the corner of Second and Greenwood streets, is a BCA Sanctioned State Championship BBQ Competition. In addition to the competitive teams, locals can get in on the action. There will also be a Corporate Cooking Team Throw-Down Challenge for bragging rights as the best corporate company cooking team in St. Mary Parish and a local competition to name the top St. Mary Parish BBQ Team that anyone can enter.

The cost to enter is $165 for competitive and local teams and $250 for corporate teams.

A kid’s barbecue competition will be held. Known as the Cannata’s Kids Q, children compete in two divisions: 13 – 17 years old will cook chicken legs and 12 years & under will cook pork chops. Entry fee is $20. For additional information about the kid’s competition and rules visit www.stmarychamber.com or www.cajuncoast.com/bbqbash to download an entry form.

There will be a Business After Hours where the public can meet the cooks and sample their fare. The event will be held Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Morgan City to kick off this event. In addition, the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival will unveil it’s 2017 poster at the Business After Hours.

On Friday July 14th, KQKI will kick off the Country Music Showdown from 6 to 9 pm followed by Low Down with Special Guest, Hal Bruni from 9 to 10:30 pm. Live music continues Saturday, July 15 when Just Cuz takes the stage from 11 am to 1 pm. South 70 will perform from 1 to 5 pm. Also on Friday, arts & crafts booths will be open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and food, drink and beer booths will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Saturday, arts & crafts booths are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and live music continues.

There will be food, soft drinks and beer booths selling a variety of items Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Vendors include East Gate BBQ, the Smokehouse, X-Treme Sports, and Trinity Episcopal Church.

An awards ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday.

This contest is a Barbecue Competitors Alliance competition. BCA rules can be found at www.bcabbq.org.

The Grand Champion wins an exclusive 10 karat gold ring designed by Len Klutts and donated by Klutts Jewelers, located at 924 Seventh Street in Morgan City.

“The ring is valued at $1,400,” Klutts said. “It can be viewed at Klutts Jewelers, across from Joe’s Boots. The side features of the ring include ‘6th Annual BBQ Champ’ and crested fire and meat cleavers. The top features an image of the traveling championship barbecue trophy which debuted last year, Klutts said.

St. Mary Chamber of Commerce President Donna Meyer said that while the championship trophy travels each year, “the addition of the championship ring will make the event more personal for this year’s winner, and we thank our chamber member Len Klutts for this generous prize donation.”

This event is organized by the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce. For more information, sponsorship opportunities, or entry forms contact 985-384-3830, visit www.stmarychamber.com, or www.cajuncoast.com/bbqbash.

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