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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2006

Third Annual Carolina Q Cup World Barbeque Championship
COLUMBIA, SC – The South Carolina Barbeque Association will host the 3rd Annual Carolina Q Cup on October 6-7, 2006 at the Columbia State Farmers Market. The competition will be held in Shed 14 of the 100,000 square foot farmer-truck shed located at 1001 Bluff Road in Columbia.

“Anything But” will be held on Friday evening October 6th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The teams will be cooking and serving samples of anything but pork. Wrist bands for “Anything But” will be available for $5 per person.

On Saturday, October 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the public will have the opportunity to sample the barbecue prepared and served by the cookers. Wrist bands for the “Carolina Q” will be available for $10 per person.

The championship competition will include one professional category. Each of the teams will prepare a whole hog and a Boston Butt using either wood or gas for the competition.

A second division honoring our men and women in uniform will include cooking teams from the U.S. Army, the SC Highway Patrol, the Columbia Fire Department and other service and military organizations.

Prizes will be awarded to a limited number of barbeque teams deemed as the best of the best. The Grand Champion will receive the coveted silver Carolina Q Cup and an addition bonus award.
The Carolina Q Cup will also feature live music, folk arts and crafts and South Carolina home-grown and processed food products.

For more information about the Carolina Q Cup competition, call Lake High, South Carolina Barbeque Association, 803-782-9595 or Roy Copelan, South Carolina Department of Agriculture Marketing Division, 803-734-2200.


 

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