The 17th Annual Rib Burnoff and Barbecue Fest will be held at The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, from Noon to 4:00 PM, this Saturday, May 18, rain or shine, will feature the local Chilly Willy Band!
There are nearly 20 cooks to be competing and commitments from professionals: One Hot Mama’s (as seen on the Food Channel), Smokehouse, Grille 46, Bomboras Grille, Choo Choo BBQ Express, Coastal Carolina Catering, B-Town Pizza, and Sea Eagle Market.
Amateurs include Hogs in Heat, Rib King, Motley Que, Elgie Stover Group, and Fire Iron MC Station. Cooks in both categories will be competing for a total of 20 awards. In this year’s blind judging, certified South Carolina barbecue judges will direct the other judges on appropriate tasting methods as the pros and amateurs go head to head for the first time. As usual, ticket holders will vote for the popular vote winners.
Ticket prices are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, children under 12 are free. Each ticket will include 7 samples of either barbecue or ribs, free parking and children’s activities. Beer, wine, soda, hot dogs and ice cream will also be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Hilton Head Kiwanis Club.