BEAST FEAST at Chattanooga Market
Barbecue, beer and music are a Labor Day weekend tradition — and Chattanooga Market will have it all when the ninth annual Beast Feast BBQ Contest is held Sunday, Sept. 2.
Seven grill masters will put their chicken, pork or beef on the line at this throwdown in First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Carter St., during market hours of 11 a. m. to 4 p. m.
Spicy or mild, rubbed or slathered, there will be a cooking style for everyone’s taste. Each pit master will offer barbecue bites for $1 or marketgoers can purchase a full plate of their favorite for an additional charge. People’s Choice and Judge’s Favorite awards will presented.
The barbecue cook-off is organized by Steve Ray of Steve Ray’s Midnite Oil in Ooltewah. It is a sanc- tioned event for the World Food Championships, which means the winner will receive a golden ticket to compete in the 2018 World Food Championships.
In addition to barbecue, the pavilion will be filled with more than 150 vendors selling fresh produce, meat, cheeses, flowers and original arts and crafts.
Jeff Barnes, Lazy Dayz BBQ
Willie White, Smokin’ Otis Barbecue
James Horn, CJ’s BBQ
Andi Cagle, Kozy Cooking
Lamar Young, Three Knocks BBQ
Shawn Causby, Choo Choo BBQ
Scott Waters, Smokestack Grilling BBQ
Spicy or mild, rubbed or slathered, there will be a barbecue cooking style for everyone’s taste at Beast Feast.