Teams 'smoke' on the river during annual barbecue competition

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by WHAS11 / C.J. Daniels (web story editor)

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 15 at 11:52 PM

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) – The smell of barbecue filled the air in Jeffersonville during the annual Smokin’ on the River Barbecue competition on the Riverfront.

More than 60 teams signed up to compete in the competition fixing a wide array of meats including ribs, pork butt, beef brisket and chicken.

Many who participate in this event toe a fine line in having a good time and cooking up some serious barbecue.

“When you walk through this competition, of course we’ve got people that are really serious,” event organizer Dan Scaggs said. “They want part of that $10,000 purse that we give away but then you’ve got the others that are just down to have a good time and socialize.”

The grand champion of Smokin’ on the River will be eligible to move on to one of the two biggest national barbecue competitions later this year.
 

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