Foodies seeking something different in will definitely find it at the Washington Island Airport grounds this coming August 24, 2019. Hosting a national competition in grilling pork, pork ribs, pork loin, brisket and chicken, organizer Dick Jepsen says the event’s eighth year provides not only the best barbecue found anywhere, but also notable donations to both HELP of Door County and the Island Community Health Program and Food Pantry.
Officially sanctioned by the KCBS (Kansas City Barbeque Society), top grillers arrive from all over the U.S. each year to be judged by 50 nationally-recognized barbecue experts. Nearly four dozen professional teams participate in the two-day fest, plus a second “Kids Que” age grouping.
Live entertainment offers festive flare at this no-entrance-fee event, and a special “barbecue train” transports Island-goers from the ferry to the event grounds without the need to take cars onto the ferry across Death’s Door.