AUGUSTA, NJ – The beautiful weekend temperatures set the stage for a season-end barbecue extravaganza at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, the annual Champion of the Grill BBQ and Blues Festival on Sunday, Sept. 20.
The Sussex County Chamber of Commerce hosts the yearly event. Local restaurateurs and grilling aficionados compete in a grill-off event, with favorites chosen, including the people’s choice award. Area bands provide musical entertainment, while foods are available for sample. There are also vendors there selling a range of gastronomical treats for attendees to enjoy.
Among the fare this year were: pulled turkey sandwiches, chili, cheese fries, chili fries, iced coffee, and an array from barbecue items. The Victoria Diner, Texas Smoke BBQ, Clyde’s Homemade Italian Ice, Cold Stone Creamery, 2 Guys Catering, the Knights of Columbus, Sussex County Technical School and Piscataway High School culinary arts students, and others, were among some of those who had foods available for tasting and/or competing.
Event sponsors were: Culligan-Tri County Water Conditioning, Eastern Propane Corporation, Caldwell University, First Hope Bank, Franklin Mutual Insurance Company, Holiday Inn Express, iHeart Media, RoNetco Supermarkets Inc., Service Electric Cable TV of NJ, Sussex Bank, Sussex County Community College, and Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative.
A classic car show rounded out the day’s fun, as well as vendors on site with giveaways, like The Newton Theatre with a ticket drawing, and Garden of Life Massage & Yoga Center with goods for sale.
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