WVFD host second annual Smoke-Off

With the 2017 Wauneta Harvest Fest right around the corner it’s time to find the best meat smoker in the tri-state area.
    This is the second year for the Smoke-Off held by the WVFD. This new tradition started last year replaced the WVFD water fights, which was rapidly declining in attendance and interest.
    Tanner Bardsley, organizer of the event, said last year’s event went really well and he was pleased with all the support and positive response from the community.
    The Smoke-Off will be held at the Wauneta City Park. The event will start Friday night, July 28, and go through Saturday night, July 29.
    Those who would like to compete for the title of the best smoker may do so for an entry fee of $75 per team, which will include one whole brisket, one pork butt and two racks of ribs.
    There will be a cash prize awarded that will be determined by the amount of entries. The overall winner will be judged by the highest total score from all three categories: appearance, tenderness and taste. Each team will have access to an  electrical hook up. Generators are also allowed but should not be a disturbance to the area.
    The teams participating must attend the general meeting at 9 a.m. MT/10 a.m. CT, on Saturday morning at the park. Cooking of the meat can begin Friday evening at the contest site.

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