Meat Meet still to find its feet

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The or­gan­iser of Horsham’s Meat Meet com­pe­ti­tion re­mains un­cer­tain if the bar­be­cue-cook­ing event will re­main in the Wim­mera’s cap­i­tal next year.

Robert Moir said while the two-day event at Horsham’s May­dale Re­serve was a suc­cess for competitor­s, he was ‘un­der­whelmed’ by a lack of com­mu­nity pa­tron­age.

Mr Moir, who runs sim­i­lar com­pe­ti­tions across Aus­tralia, said there was doubt about Meat Meet staying in Horsham, but he was con­fi­dent it would re­main in the re­gion.

“It’s an an­nual event on the com­pe­ti­tion cir­cuit, so it will be back, but whether it will stay in Horsham, at this stage, I’m not sure. It will def­i­nitely stay in the re­gion though,” he said.

“I was pleased with how it went and was in­ter­ested in gaug­ing public at­ten­dance.

“From my im­pres­sion it wasn’t a lot, but then I was in­side a lot of the time as well.

“It’s just one of th­ese things. It’s a pretty spe­cific in­ter­est and if you fig­ured out the pop­u­la­tion here with that in­ter­est it’s prob­a­bly cor­rect with about how many peo­ple rocked up.

“The re­al­ity is I could announce one of th­ese events in Mel­bourne and tick­ets would prob­a­bly sell out in a day.”

The event in­volved hun­dreds of competitor­s, with re­gional judges as well as oth­ers from Ade­laide and Mel­bourne cri­tiquing a range of cat­e­gories such as chicken, lamb, pork and beef.

Mr Moir said Mel­bourne team Butch­ers Axe walked away with the big­gest grand-cham­pion tro­phy in Aus­tralian bar­be­cu­ing his­tory on Sun­day af­ter se­cur­ing the 2019 Meat Meet grand cham­pion ti­tle.

He said from a com­pet­i­tive side, teams were ‘ab­so­lutely rapt’.

Mr Moir said peo­ple could ex­pe­ri­ence more ‘low and slow’ cook­ing at the 2019 Fat Drip BBQ Com­pe­ti­tion in the Barossa Val­ley on Oc­to­ber 5 and 6.

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