Barbecue and burgoo: International Bar-B-Q Festival expected to draw crowd of 35,000

jason

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Cooking teams at the 41st annual International Bar-B-Q Festival loved Friday's unseasonably chilly weather.
At noon, a group of about 12 men on the Precious Blood team stood elbow-to-elbow peeling 300 pounds of potatoes for burgoo. While many visitors walked around downtown in hooded sweatshirts and jackets, cooking team members seemed happy in T-shirts.
"Usually, we're either soaking wet or sweating like crazy," Bruce Tucker, Precious Blood team captain, said of the festival's often iffy weather. "Anytime we have dry weather and it's cool, you'll see a smile on our faces."


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