The contest moved back to the fairgrounds this year. Man, was the weather awful, probably the worst weather I can remember for Shelby. While it has rained before and been cold, I don't recall it being quite like this year. It started raining Friday night about 7:00, rained all night until early morning, then started again. Sat morning was rain with 15-20 mph winds and cold. There was snow just to the west and south of us. We've never done a contest in snow, and I'm glad this one wasn't. All the vendors and everyone had to be moved inside, well except the car show. Normally there is a good public crowd, but the weather kept the crowd low. When the rain cleared out about 12:30 the day was beautiful.
Despite the weather, we had great fellowship, food and fun Friday night at the pot luck dinner gathering of the teams. Lots of good eats......Brunswick stew, gumbo, smoked turkey, pinto beans, collards, mac& cheese, baked beans, ham and desserts.
We managed a 1st place in ribs and finished 8th overall. Looking forward to next year!