Clarksville, TN – Hilltop Super Market’s Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook Off and Car Show got started Friday night, May 6th. Over forty cars from Corvettes to Chevrolets to Mustangs were on display. Several hundred people came by for the event.
“I think this event is great. They do it every year. It’s always a great community event,” stated Lynn Dallas. “We are car buffs so we like to go out and see the cool cars. We come here every year. We always look forward to when they put this on.”Everything kicked off at 6:00pm with live music by the Back Lot Pickers. Later in the evening, Modern Day Drifters took the stage and played through the evening.
There were two food booths selling BBQ sandwiches, BBQ by the pound, 1/2 chickens, whole ribs, ribeye sandwiches, drinks and dessert.
The event was held in honor of Dwayne Byard who past away last year. Byard was a competitive cooker. His competitive team name was Smokin’-n-Turnin’. He helped Hilltop, over the years, grow their annual BBQ Cook Off to the large event it is today.
“This event started out as a community thing. Then Dwayne joined in with us after a couple of years. He started getting some of these guys to come in and helped us grow it,” said Mike Jackson, Hilltop manager. “We’re putting the event on this year in memory of Dwayne.”
There were Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook Off t-shirts for sale for $15.00. There was a silent auction with items such as a rolling rock cooler, rockstar LED sign, M&m candy display, Miller Light rolling cooler, and a Samuel Adams grill. All proceeds from the t-shirts and silent auction goes to the Dwayne Byard Scholarship fund.
“We put this event on for our community. Each year it just gets bigger with more and more people stopping by,” said Jackson.
The BBQ Cook Off is today, Saturday, May 7th. It starts off at 11:00am. The categories this year are chicken, ribs, pork and dessert. There are 16 teams in this years event.
The judging will begin at 12:00pm with chicken, then spare ribs at 12:30pm, pork at 1:00pm and finally dessert at 1:30pm. Winners will be announced sometime after 2:00pm once all the scores have been totaled.
Come out today to Hilltop Super Market and watch competitive BBQing at it’s best.
Hilltop Super Market
Hilltop Super Market is located at 400 Highway 149, Clarksville TN. From Clarksville, you would take Hwy 48/13 south across the Cumberland river, turn right on highway 149 and Hilltop Super Market is located on the left at the top of the hill next to Freds. Hilltop serves the grocery needs of the southern Montgomery county area.
Visit their website at: www.hilltopsupermarket.com.