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Deep-fried barbecue makes debut at Exit 56 Blues Fest

Deep-fried barbecue makes debut at Exit 56 Blues Fest

Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 8:00 pm

BROWNSVILLE — Do you love barbecue? Have you tried it deep-fried? Attendees to this year’s Exit 56 Blues Fest will get an opportunity to try the bite-sized, deep-fried barbecue nuggets and even compete to see who can eat the most.
The Deep-Fried BBQ Eating Championship will take place at 4 p.m. May 25 at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville.
Contestants must be at least 18 years of age and will have 10 minutes to eat as many deep-fried barbecue bites as possible. Water and sauce will be plentiful to help wash it down. There is a $5 entry fee and the lucky winner will receive a trophy, T-shirt and prize package. Interested parties are asked to pre-register for the competition by May 23. Complete rules and registration can be found at
Along with great barbecue, festival attendees can spend the afternoon and evening listening to the Blues. Concerts will be performed from the porch of the Sleepy John Estes home and features performers such as Sean “Bad” Apple, Bluesberry Jam Band, Little Boys Blue and headliner TeeDee Young.
Car enthusiasts can cruise-in from 1-3 p.m. to compete for titles such as “Cool Chrome” “Most Likely to Get a Ticket” and 12 other fun titles. There is no entry fee and motorcycles are welcome, too.
Arts and crafts vendors will also be on site throughout the afternoon for those wanting to add a little shopping to the Blues mix. Jewelry, woodwork and paintings are just a few of the items which can be found.
Admission to the festival is free and open to the public. A complete schedule is available online or by calling the Delta Heritage Center at (731) 779-9000.

Published in The Messenger 5.14.13

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