5TH Annual Smokin’ in Mesquite BBQ Championships Slated for Labor Day Weekend at the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino

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Come watch the top BBQ pitmasters come compete in Mesquite, NV over Labor Day Weekend at the Smokin in Mesquite BBQ Championship. Hosted by the CasaBlanca Resort and sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society over $40,000 in prizes will be awarded.

Get your appetites and your barbequing expertise ready! The 5th Annual Smokin’ in Mesquite BBQ Championships will be held Labor Day weekend, August 30 - September 1 at The CasaBlanca Resort & Casino. This Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctioned event has one of the biggest purses on the BBQ competition circuit with $40,000 in guaranteed prize money.

Championship weekend starts off with a bang on Friday, August 30th with The KCBS Judging Class because where would the competition be without judges? If anyone has ever wanted to learn how to be a KCBS BBQ judge, here is your golden opportunity. The class will be held Friday from 6pm – 10pm. Doors open at 5:30PM. Anyone interested can register for this outstanding class at http://www.mesquitebbqchampionship.com. Cost of the class is $50 for KCBS members and $85 for non-KCBS members. BBQ Team registration will also be held during this time on Friday in the CasaBlanca Event Pavilion.

On Saturday, August 31, let the competition and the fun begin! BBQ masters will be cooking all day. The Event Pavilion will open at 11am and will feature a beer garden, live DJ, BBQ food and college football action. At 3pm until 5pm, the rib-off competition will commence. Spectators and fans are invited to sample the ribs so exquisitely prepared by the distinguished competitors. There are 3 rib samples for only $5, while supplies last.

To really keep the festivities going, the now famous, Casapoolooza Pool Party at the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino’s lagoon pool will begin at 8pm and feature classic rock cover band Yellow Brick Road. Doors open at 7pm and you must be 21 or over to attend.

Rise, shine and repeat on Sunday. Event Pavilion opens at 11am with everything from the beer garden to college football. BBQ lovers will have their chance to crown the People’s choice winner -from 3pm to 5pm. Come and sample the competitive teams’ pork entries – 3 samples for $5. All of the BBQ awards will be presented at 6pm.
The Smokin’ in Mesquite BBQ Championships has been honored to once again be an automatic qualifier for the World Food Championships (WFC) November 7-10. With $300,000 in prize money, the WFC brings together the winners from the largest and most prestigious food competitions in the world. Visit http://www.WorldFoodChampionships.com to learn more about this event.

Mark your calendars and get ready to learn new things, support your favorite competitors, eat some fantastic BBQ and have an awesome weekend at the fabulous CasaBlanca Resort! To register as a competitor, please call Arlie Bragg (615) 758-8749 Complete details can be found at Special Events at http://www.mesquitegaming.com Special room rates are also available. A full Schedule of Events is also located on the mesquitebbqchampionship.com website.

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