Shenandoah Valley BBQ Fest Woodstock, VA
By Mark Gibbs, Pitmaster of Checkered Flag 500 BBQ
Autumnfest is in the books for 2017! This contest, which is a staple in the MABA schedule kicked it up another notch this year with the addition of harness racing for the weekend. The team in Woodstock, VA also added in some serious craft beer and craft whiskey tastings to the vending line up this year. The weather was perfect and it was a great weekend for BBQ!
Thirty teams came together to compete for a nice prize fund and bragging rights. Past Autumnfest champion Jay Reeder of 4:20Q brought home top honors in Chicken. 2016 Champion, 3Eyz BBQ with Dan Hixon came across the finish line with a top call in Ribs. Aporkalypse Now took home top Pork honors and Smack That Butt BBQ won the brisket category.
Rockin’ Robyn’s BBQ took home the GC this year with 3Eyz BBQ doing a great job defending their title from last year with the RGC. Pig Pen BBQ earned top honors in the People’s Choice competition for the millionth time at Autumnfest! Once again they showed some great sportsmanship by donating the proceeds from their win back to the community to feed folks on Thanksgiving! These guys help make BBQ great for sure.
We are all looking forward to the 2018 installment of this great competition!
Full KCBS results here.