The 2014 Big BBQ Bash is set for June 27-28 at Founder’s Square in historic downtown Maryville, TN, located at the scenic foothills of the Smoky Mountains. The event is a barbecue cook-off and fundraiser for the Helen Ross McNabb Center, created by the Leadership Blount Class of 2007.
BBQ teams are invited to “smoke up or shut up” by cooking their best plates of barbecue. Categories include pulled pork, ribs, brisket, chicken and “anything butt.” Prize money totaling $7,000 will be awarded including a trophy and, of course, bragging rights for the top three teams in each category.
Since its inception in 2007, the Big BBQ Bash has raised nearly $125,000 for charitable causes in Blount County. All proceeds from the 2014 Big BBQ Bash will benefit mental health, addiction treatment and social services provided by the Helen Ross McNabb Center in Blount County.