LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – If you’re attending this weekend’s Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, organizers say a new twist has been added to the event.

The Kentuckiana BBQ Pitmasters Backyard BBQ competition will take place on Saturday, giving those who love and crave good eats a chance to witness some of the smoking in action.

The amateur competition will allow competitors to show off their skills and process of making award-winning barbecue.  

Officials say judging in the competition will take place before Saturday’s festivities, however, barbecue lovers can participate in the People’s Choice Award at 4 p.m.

There, they’ll have their chance to sample some of the entries and vote for their favorite Boston butt.

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Even though this will be the first year for the event, officials believe that it could be expanded in the future.

For more information and how to purchase tickets to the Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, click here for more information.

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