|All photos by Todd DeFeo|
With the car properly parked, the smell grew stronger with each step. The hot sun shining, music playing and the smell of good ‘cue, foodie heaven.
Sure, there were the customary games of corn hole, potato chip giveaways, arts and crafts and a pirate ship-themed bouncy house to round out the ancillary attractions. But, barbecue — pork, chicken and beef — ruled the day.
The City of Kennesaw’s 2011 Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival, held yesterday and today, started out as a “friendly backyard barbeque.” Now in its 11th year, the festival has evolved into a must-visit event for anyone craving a taste of the most delicious barbeque restaurants from around the region have to offer.
The festival is Georgia’s largest State Championship Competition BBQ Festival sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Seventy-five teams competed for more than $14,000 in prizes.