26 July 2007

The Harpoon Championship of New England Barbecue

The only thing I love more than beer is beer and good barbecue. Real barbecue, cooked slow-and-low at 225° for the better part of a day, not grilled spare ribs with bottled sauce slathered on just before it hits your plate.

The Harpoon Brewery in Windsor, Vermont is holding it's annual competition this weekend. Unfortunately for me, it's 450 miles away and has a time conflict with that pesky...uh, "occupation" or whatever you call it; quite fortunate, however, for New Englanders or anyone up for a worthy roadtrip.

Here's the info:

What is Harpoon Championships of New England Barbecue all about?

  • A celebration of the best of Summer—Fresh beer, great BBQ, & live music
  • The Harpoon Brewery in Windsor, Vermont offers an ideal setting for the event
  • 40 BBQ Teams from all over will be competing for prize money & trophies
  • A select few teams will be selling their award winning BBQ to the public
  • Great live music provided by the hottest local bands from Vermont
  • Come sit back, relax and enjoy the summer with friends at Harpoon Brewery
  • Brewery tours offered through out the weekend

Event Date:

  • Saturday, July 28th, 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Entrance closes at 6:30 pm)
  • Sunday, July 29th, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Entrance closes at 3:30 pm)

Where to Come:

  • At the Harpoon Brewery, 336 Ruth Carney Drive, Windsor, VT. Map/Directions
  • Off Route 5, next door to Simon Pearce, exit 9 off Interstate 91
  • Free parking available in the fields surrounding the event site
  • Camping at the event is for competing teams only. See attached list of local campgrounds and accommodations

More Details (subject to change):

  • Schedule of Events

  • Door charge is $6.00 per person and does not include beer or food Children under 12 are admitted free, but must be accompanied by a parent

  • Cash bars serving a selection of Vermont-brewed fresh Harpoon and UFO beer for $4.25 a pint

  • Various BBQ teams will be selling a wide variety of hot delicious BBQ

  • The event will be held rain or shine. Tickets not sold in advance

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