Submitted by City of DuPont.
The Hudson’s Bay Heritage Days BBQ Cookoff was a huge success attracting around 7,000 over the weekend with BBQ competitors, live music, food, a beer and wine garden featuring local craft brews, and children’s activities.
The BBQ Cookoff, produced by Pat Tillman Memorial Post 53 American Legion, is a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned event. KCBS is the world’s oldest and largest BBQ sanctioning organization. Over 28 professional and semiprofessional Pit Masters competed for over $12,850 in cash prizes and offered samples to the public Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Smoke324 BBQ was the Grand Champion with a total score 701 out of 720 possible points. While 720 points is possible, the highest score ever recorded is 712. Smoke324 did an outstanding job and the crowd loved his food.
The City of DuPont’s Historical Society celebrated Hudson’s Bay Heritage Days with demonstrations and guided tours of the 1843 Site.
“This is by far the largest event of the year in the South Sound and I’m so proud it was in the fantastic community of DuPont. As an American Legion Post, we are committed to supporting the community but this time the community really supported us! Thank you to all who came out to enjoy the weekend” said Post Commander and BBQ Organizer, Tom Riggs.
Hudson’s Bay Heritage Days is an annual event the third weekend in August celebrating the history and community of DuPont.
Hudson’s Bay Heritage Days is proudly sponsored by the Pat Tillman Memorial Post 53 American Legion, City of DuPont, DuPont Historical Society, and Northwest Landing Residential Owners Association.
For more information on Hudson Bay Heritage Days BBQ Cookoff please visit www.heritagedaysbbqcomp.com.