Summer and BBQ are the perfect combination, amiright? Even I, the non-meat eater, knows that anything tastes better cooked on the grill. The Skowhegan Regional Chamber of Commerce knows that too, and they are having their first Central Maine BBQ Cook-Off Competition on June 19 & 20th, 2021, at the Skowhegan State Fairgrounds. 

Central Maine BBQ Cook-Off Competition is open to all BBQ masters of all levels! Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) and Steak Cook-off Association (SCA) Judging classes available. These two days are open for the general public to enjoy and will only be $5.00 a carload to get into the Skowhegan State Fairgrounds.

So are you a grill-master or think you are? The deadline to enter is coming right up on Sunday, May 31, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

Gees, it just sounds like a good time; stuff for the kids, family, vendors, food trucks, the fancy grill set-ups all in the spacious outdoor setting that is the Skowhegan State Fairground. Enjoy. 

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