Mesquite, NV (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 -- 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. This year, 50 top competition teams from all over the United States are expected and will battle it out in four categories – chicken, ribs, park and brisket and all will be vying for the Smokin’ in Mesquite BBQ Championship title.
Championship weekend starts off with a bang on Friday, August 30th with The KCBS Judging Class because where would any competition be without judges? If anyone has ever wanted to learn how to be a KCBS BBQ judge, here is your golden opportunity. Openings are still available for the class which will be held Friday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. in the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino’s Kon Tiki Meeting Room. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required, and anyone interested can register for this outstanding class at http://www.mesquitebbqchampionship.com. The cost is $50 for KCBS members and $85 for non-KCBS members. Don’t wait to reserve your place as the class is always a sell-out. Also on Friday, the BBQ Team registration will also be held in the CasaBlanca Event Pavilion from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
On Saturday, August 31, let the competition and the fun begin! BBQ masters will be cooking all day. The Event Pavilion will be open to the public from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and will feature a beer garden, live DJ, and big screens showing all the action of college football’s opening weekend. In fact, for our BYU fans – we will feature BYU’s opening game against the University of Virginia at 12:30 p.m. Many food vendors will also be participating, if anyone would like to purchase everything from BBQ to shaved ice. These events are free to attend.
At 3 p.m. lasting until approximately 5 p.m., the rib-off competition will commence. Spectators and fans are invited to sample the ribs exquisitely prepared by the distinguished competitors. There are 3 rib samples for only $5, while supplies last. Not only will you be able to partake of the best of the best in the rib competition and vote for your favorite, but all proceeds will go to the Mesquite Middle School Drill Team. People’s Choice winner in ribs will be crowned immediately following.
Who wants to party by the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino’s lagoon pool? No worries – the now famous Casapoolooza concert series/party to the rescue! We are having renowned classic rock cover band Yellow Brick Road in an off-the charts summer finale concert on Saturday night, August 31,to really keep the festivities going. Doors open at 7p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. You must be 21 or over to attend the Casapoolooza.
Rise, shine and repeat on Sunday as the Smokin’ in Mesquite Barbecue Championship weekend continues. The Event Pavilion once again opens at 11 a.m. with everything from the beer garden to shaved ice. As you did on Saturday, BBQ aficionados will have the chance to sample the best – and vote for their favorite - this time in the pulled pork category. All proceeds from Sunday’s $5 fee will go directly to the Mesquite Elks. Immediately following the tasting, the People’s choice pulled pork winner will be announced.
All of the BBQ championship awards will be presented at 6 p.m. in the CasaBlanca Events Pavilion. In addition to the Smokin’ in Mesquite winners, the Nevada State Champion will be crowned. Competition points from the Best Damn BBQ competition in Boulder City that was held Memorial Day weekend will be combined with the points from the Smokin’ in Mesquite Championship. BBQ teams must have competed in both events and the teams with the highest combined points will receive $3000 each and the title of Nevada State Champion.
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, enjoy an incredible pool party and end summer with a bang at the fabulous CasaBlanca Resort & Casino! 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 http://www.mesquitebbqchampionship.com.
Christian Adderson, Mesquite Gaming, http://www.mesquitegaming.com, +1 (888) 711-4653 6981, [email protected]
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