From left, Rossco, Derek Norman, Matt Hardy and Mike Bastin of Smokin’ Gringo’s BBQ took home the grand champion title Saturday with the highest overall score in the S.C. Festival of Discovery’s barbecue contest.
Because of rain, the S.C. Festival of Discovery barbecue awards ceremony moved indoors to the Greenwood Community Theatre, where teams like K&D Smokers were given their awards, like this first-place plaque for chicken.
LEFT: Adult chaperones were able to help Kids Que contestants with anything involving fire or knives. RIGHT: Six-year-old Addison made bacon and ranch sliders Friday as part of the Kids Que competition.
Scott Jarrett, left, and Steve Finger of Smoke This BBQ from Hickory, North Carolina were setting up their trailer Wednesday morning, preparing for the rush of cooking for the S.C. Festival of Discovery.
ABOVE: Crews unloaded piping and weights needed to set up the barbecue tents that will line Uptown through the weekend as part of the S.C. Festival of Discovery. BELOW: Randall Knight, owner of Nard’s Backyard BBQ, was joined Tuesday by Drayton Paxton to help set up his vending tent for the festival.