3rd BBQ in the Pines served up good food, fun for festival goers

Where there was smoke, there was delicious barbecue in the making at the Washington County Chamber of CommerceÂ’s 3rd BBQ in the Pines festival Saturday.

Families and barbecue connoisseurs trickled into Hard Labor Creek Hunting Plantation for an afternoon of good eats, games, music and shopping among local tent vendors.

Brothers Jake Strickland and Jared Strickland claimed victory in all of the barbecue competition categories and the overall win against four total amateur barbecue competitors.

This yearÂ’s event was a bit smaller than last yearÂ’s turnout, but the weather was pleasant and there was something fun for everyone in attendance.

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