Farmscape for August 18, 2016
A brand new event planned for day 2 of the Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival this weekend will feature BBQ-themed food and product demonstrations.
The 2016 Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival is scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday in Winnipeg.
Susan Riese, the Manager of Public Relations and Consumer Marketing Programs with Manitoba Pork, says representation over the years from the province's pork producers has been expanding.
Clip-Susan Riese-Manitoba Pork:
This is the fifth annual year for it.
It basically involves a Pit Master Championship Competition of southern barbecue.
There's about 25 teams that are competing this year.
It also brings in the best of some of the local and international blues entertainers as well as other types of music genres and it's just a great weekend.
It takes place at Smith Street and the Burton Cummings Theatre.
The concert line-up is fantastic.
As far as our involvement in the event goes, we've been growing our participation over the last few years.
We will have a couple of tents on site.
We'll be doing some bacon themed food items, sampling from our tents, giving away lots of promo items and recipes.
We're part of the trophy presentations for the winners of the Pit Master Championship.
Then we'll also be participating in the Manitoba Pork Barbecue Village Stage Cooking Demos this year, which are new to the festival and those take place on Saturday.
Riese says Manitoba Pork will be using the event to promote bacon themed food items, pork will be well represented in the LUXE Barbeque Company Pit Master championship barbeque competition through ribs and pork butts, which are two of the four competition items and a lot of the venders on site will be offering foods like ribs, pulled pork and a couple of bacon themed items.
For more information on the Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival visit winnipegbbqandblues.ca.
For Farmscape.Ca, I'm Bruce Cochrane.
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