BBQ contest at Founders Day

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The 39th annual Tyrone Founders Day Festival will include a first-ever Amateur BBQ Cook-Off Contest scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, 3-8 p.m. at Shamrock Park, 947 Senoia Road.

Contestants will compete in various categories for best BBQ, sauce and stew. The audience can participate in the People’s Choice Award by purchasing $1 tickets for samples and voting for their favorite. BBQ may be purchased after entries have been turned in to the judges.

The Strongman Contest will begin the activities of the day, followed by a Denim & Diamonds Pageant, old-fashioned games, a pie eating contest, fishing rodeo and Irish Dancers. Explore other people’s treasures in the community yard sale. Bounce houses, sports games and mechanical rides available for all ages.

The event is free to attend. Concessions will be sold. Some rides may cost a small fee to participate.

To enter the contests or get more information on any Founders Day event, go to www.tyronefoundersday.org.