May 23, 2012. If you would like to get involved with a premier Barbecue Tournament Series, then Southern Barbecue Network wants to talk to you. Southern Barbecue Network is an organization of diverse and talented folks who are sanctioning multi-state barbecue tournaments. Judges are now being certified for the Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival in Spruce Pine July 20 – 21.
The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine. If you would like to become part of a varied and colorful group of people who gather together, support great causes, have fun and promote Southern Barbecue, then you can’t do any better than getting involved with Southern Barbecue Network and becoming a certified judge.
A judge certification seminar will be on Saturday July 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The seminar takes place at the First Baptist Church Social Hall, 125 Tappan St. in Spruce Pine. At this seminar, judges will learn how to identify and score championship barbeque. If you would like to become a Certified Judge, please email [email protected] or [email protected] to receive information and an application, or call 843-568-2220 or 843-735-9593.
The cost of the Seminar is $25 and includes a BBQ lunch. Are you already a certified judge with another organization? Your previous certifications are recognized. Attend this seminar or contact the Southern Barbecue Network today for the dates and times of orientation seminars.