(ATLANTIC) The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations from area “rib burners” for the Harvest Fest Celebration October 12th and 13th.
Megan Roberts, Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, said last year was the first year for the contest and they decided to add to the event for this year.
“And because we had so much fun with it we decided this year we were going to add in a Rib Fest on Friday night, so we’re looking for what they call “rib burners”, or those guys out there who like to do a little back yard barbecuing and meat smoking, who want to just have a little friendly competition for some bragging rights and some cash in their pocket,” said Roberts.
Registrations for teams are being taken until noon on October 3rd. Forms can be found online at AtlanticIowa.com or at the following sponsor locations; Atlantic Motor Supply, Sears, Cappel’s Ace Hardware, Robinson’s True Value Hardware and Connect-A-Dock. Roberts said competitors can choose to participate in one or several categories.
“We have different categories including ribs, pork butt and brisket,” explained Roberts. “The ribs will be judged Friday night by the People’s Choice award given during Rib Fest. We’ll have a live band playing, as well as a beer garden and some ribs for a dollar a piece so the public can come sample and vote on their favorite. And then the other two categories will be judged by a panel of judges on Saturday and awards given at that time.”
Roberts said the event is open to the public and there is no cover charge for the live music.