Thursday, August 14, 2008
SEVENTH ANNUAL BARBEQUE BASH!
Last weekend, trying to maneuver around town was difficult. People came to our little town of Bel Air to eat, drink and be merry! It was our annual barbecue bash! The vendors began setting up on Thursday night and by Friday afternoon around 4:00 p.m. people were coming from everywhere to buy themselves some of that good ole BBQ beef, pork & chicken that the competitors have been cooking all day. And if you were one of those that think beer goes with that BBQ, well then you are definitely in luck. Cause you will find "beer gardens" where you can sit and eat and enjoy the likings!
The Maryland BBQ Bash is a barbecue themed street festival featuring the Maryland State BBQ Championship contest where 50 competition teams from the Mid-Atlantic area and beyond will compete for $10,000 in cash prizes.
The Bash also features live music featuring local, regional and national acts. The event also includes top quality barbecue and other food vendors, sponsor displays, crafts and other exhibits, a farmers market and a kids play and entertainment area.
The Bash is free for the public and has regularly drawn over 20,000 attendees for the two days. The BBQ Bash is one of the most anticipated and exciting community events in Harford County, with a following throughout the Baltimore metropolitan region and beyond.
You won't want to leave the likes of all of the food vendors before you eat one of those big fried doughy things the size of a plate with confectionery sugar heaped up on it! For the life of me I can't think of the name of that yummy thing. I'm having a brain fart, I guess. I'll remember once I've post this though. And the kids need to get themselves hopped up on sugar too.....so you'll want to get them some of that cotton candy in either pink or blue that can be seen hanging around enticing them. There's smoothies and ice cream and french fries and anything you want to drink.
This year there were many vendors showing their wares too. I was surprised at how many people are selling jewelry......nice, pretty, silver jewelry. My, how I love nice, pretty, silver jewelry. I did not buy one thing! I glanced at it all but I had such great willpower. I was so proud of myself. There were beautiful scarves, handbags, more jewelry, lot's of children's toys and face painting.....just gads of stuff.
And I have to comment on the weather. It was perfect. Perfect for spending the day outside. It was low humidity, sunny and a little breezy. My kind of weather friends. I didn't attend this thing for the last couple of years because it was hotter than hell. I'm sorry but I don't like being out of my comfort zone! Call me old...post menopausal or whatever else you may. I don't need the heat....I have my own personal summers!!!!! Thank you very much! And just look at that sky below in that picture! Crystal clear!
He was fascinated with all of the balloons that "accidentally" got loose and floated away! He would follow them until they were out of sight.
Here's L.J. & his daddy! John's wearing a beautiful smile today! Actually L.J. is smiling a little bit too.
And here are two little cuties!
Nemo is going home with G & L.J.
Two of my beautiful girl's! Mommy & G.
Here is daddy to G, H & E! The Master of Ceremonies and the bread-winner for his family.
Brother & sister.....oldest and youngest.....a daddy & a mommy.....my loves!
And last of all....here's BJ.....or Brenda......the mom and the grandmom with #1 son.