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North Carolina newcomer wins BBQ championship

First-time competitors Sauced! BBQ Team from North Carolina was named Grand Champion of the 6th Annual Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship in Fulton on Saturday. The team scored the highest overall ranking based on its performance in all four main categories — chicken, pork, brisket and ribs — placing them at the top of […]

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Top hog: The Dixie Porkers have their eyes on Stand By Your Grill’s top prize

Local professional cooking team The Dixie Porkers have never won the Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship, but its members are confident it’s only a matter of time. Like a team of mad scientists hellbent on bringing the world to its knees with smoky, well-seasoned, delicious barbecue, the members of Dixie Porkers are confident that, […]

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Members of the amateur cooking team Hogovers prepare some delicious

Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Fest set for this weekend

Grab a fork and put on a heavy-duty bib because barbecue’s coming back to Fulton this weekend. Friday night will see the return of downtown Fulton’s annual barbecue festival, now rechristened the Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Festival. This two-day event will be held in conjunction with the county’s professional cooking competition, Stand By Your Grill […]

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Hungry to get started: Stand By Your Grill returns next weekend

Freshly returned from a trip to the Cotton Pickin’ BBQ Cook-Off in Hartselle, Alabama, Itawamba County Development Council executive director Vaunita Martin is more eager than ever for Itawamba’s homegrown barbecue contest to get cooking. “I’m ready,” Martin said, sitting behind a desk stacked with paperwork pertaining to the Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship, […]

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In this file photo from 2015, Fulton’s Lee Tramel, head of the amateur cooking team Sticky Finger Boys, is bathed in smoke as he checks his barbecue ribs during the Backyard BBQ Competition. (Photo by Adam Armour)

Fulton mayor: Downtown BBQ fest still a go

Despite major shakeups within the city’s chamber of commerce and a somewhat paltry turnout for the recent Fireworks Festival, Fulton officials say the upcoming downtown barbecue festival is still on track to be the biggest yet. Fulton mayor Lynette Weatherford said most of the work planning the Aug. 19-20 event had already been done by […]

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Killer Hogs slaughter competition in BBQ battle

Two-man professional grilling team Killer Hogs out of Southaven was named Grand Champion of the 5th Annual Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship in Fulton on Saturday. The team scored the highest overall ranking based on its performance in all four main categories — chicken, pork, brisket and ribs — placing them at the top […]

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BBQ’s back

* Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship returns this weekend\ The forecast calls for cooler temperatures this weekend, but with nearly 60 professional barbecue teams rolling in for the annual Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship, it’s hard to imagine Fulton getting anything but hotter. This year’s championship, the fifth, is set for this Friday […]

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In this file photo from 2014, members of amateur barbecue team Kookin Kuzins check in on a grill loaded with food. The team earned a third place win in the ribs category of the amateur competition.

Downtown BBQ

* Fulton’s public festival returns with food, music and fun Think the barbecue championship is solely for professional chefs cooking out of million dollar rigs? You’d be wrong. The City of Fulton will be hosting its Fifth Annual Downtown BBQ Festival and amateur barbecue competition this weekend. The event will act as a companion to […]

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Alabama’s Jiggy Piggy hogs BBQ grand championship prize

Ben Wilson of Memphis’ Q-Bones BBQ leaned over twin foil pans, each loaded with around a dozen chicken breasts. To the untrained eye, each piece of meat looked similar to its neighbors, colored a fiery caramel brown and sweating from sauce and heat. Wilson, however, could spot the subtle differences that meant everything to the […]

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BBQ championship, downtown festival set for this weekend

Put away that salad; don’t bother ordering that pizza; go ahead and leave the fast food drive-thru. This weekend belongs to barbecue. Friday and Saturday, the annual Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship returns to Itawamba County. More than 60 professional cooking teams from across the Southern U.S. are expected to […]

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BBQ championship returns for its fourth, largest year

With an even split between veterans and newcomers, this year’s Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship should be Itawamba’ hottest ‘cue contest yet. “We have a lot of new teams this year,” Kim Graham, ICDC Community Development Director, said of the event, the county’s fourth. Graham estimated that around 50 percent of the 62 teams […]

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Changes in store for downtown BBQ Fest

Fulton’s fourth annual celebration of food and fun will be more open this year.  This August, barbecue is coming back to Fulton … and with a slightly different flavor, too. Beginning Friday, Aug. 15, and continuing through Saturday, the City of Fulton will host the fourth annual Downtown BBQ Festival. The event will act as […]

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Georgia team claims top pig prize

Georgia-based team pro barbecue team Que’n, Stew’n & Brew’n was named Grand Champion of the third-annual Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship, held Saturday in Fulton. The team, led by Scott Smith of Acworth, was awarded the top prize at the Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned event after scoring the most total points based on its […]

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BBQ’s back this weekend

The county’s third annual Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship returns this Friday and Saturday, bringing a total of 62 professional barbecue teams from across the Southern United States into Fulton to compete for thousands of dollars in prize money. Like the two previous events, the professional teams will be […]

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