Amateur BBQ Competitors Sought for 2020 Blues & BBQ Competition


RISING SUN/OHIO COUNTY, IND: Attention all backyard amateur BBQ cooking competitors!

The 2020 Rising Sun Blues & BBQ event organizers are offering higher prize money for the top three winners of this year’s amateur BBQ Competition.

The event will be held on June 20, 2020 in downtown Rising Sun. Prize money will be: $500 first place; $250 second place and $125 third place.

Click on the link above for rules/regulations, applications and Health Department guidelines. As with last year’s event, participants can submit either ribs or brisket to judges.

The deadline for entry is Monday, June 8, 2020. A $50 fee per team is required. (The deadline may be extended if additional room becomes available.)

The event features live blues bands from 1-10  p.m., arts/craft/information vendors, and a free Kid Zone. The 2020 band line up includes: Jimmy D. Rodgers, Fred Gillespie & Swamp Bees, Ben Levin, Cheryl Renee Project, and Sonny Moorman.

For more information, contact the Ohio County Tourism Visitors Center at (812) 438-4933 or e-mail Follow us on Facebook at Rising Sun’s Blues & BBQ.

The event is presented by the Ohio County Convention, Tourism and Visitors Commission with financial assistance from the Ohio County Community Foundation.


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