From the Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE – 21 teams participated in the First Annual Smokin’ & Stokin’ BBQ Festival on Saturday in the parking lot of Hall Motorsports at 6351 South Chalkville Road.
The event was produced by the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club and it featured a BBQ competition, kids activities, music by local musicians Brinkley Rackstraw, Chloe Hamrick, Makenzie Ward, and Madison Ward, food trucks, soft drinks, a corn hole tournament, and a big screen TV for watching college football games.
Attendees had the opportunity to vote for their favorite Boston butt. The $350 cash prize for the crowd favorite was presented to “Blowin’ Smoke.” Sweet Cheeks Pit BBQ from Muscle Shoals won $150 for the Best Booth Set-up.
Winners for best chicken were:
First Place – Redbones of Florence
Second Place – Backyard Grilling and Smoking of Springville
Third Place – Hell on Squeals of Madison
Winners for best ribs were:
First Place – Lee-La-Q of Cullman
Second Place – Smokology of Trussville
Third Place- Perfectly Blended of Vance
First place winners in each category received a cash prize of $250, second place received $200, and third place received $100.
The Grand Champions, who took home a $1,000 cash prize, was Hell on Squeals from Madison.
Sponsors for the event included Hall’s Motorsports Trussville, the City of Trussville, Birmingham Coca-Cola, Amerex Corporation, Birmingham Coca-Cola, Civil Consultants, Inc., First Community Mortgage, Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Parcels Too Business Center, Premier Payroll, SanTek Waste Services, Signature Homes/Stockton, Synovus Bank, The Woosley Law Firm LLC, TNT Haulingand Tortorigi Construction.
In-kind sponsors include Amari Gray Legal Consulting, Charter Spectrum, Courtyard by Marriott, Cub Scout Pack 216, Hoar Construction First Baptist Church Trussville, and YMCA Trussville. Media sponsors were The Trussville Tribune, The Trussville News, Cahaba Sun, and WIAT CBS 42.