Local barbecue enthusiasts will go rib-to-rib Saturday in the 4th Annual Rib Cook-Off competition.
The event is hosted by the Clayton Business and Community Association (CBCA) at the Clayton Club Saloon on Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and includes live music, drinks, hamburgers, hot dogs and ribs, ribs and more ribs.
Up to 28 rib masters will be cooking from 6 a.m. for a chance at a cash prize of up to $300 and a trophy — determined by the judges. A "people's choice" award will go to a favorite chosen by event attendees.
The ribs are St. Louis-style, which means they'll be saucy and delicious, as well as very messy.
Do you love ribs and need a bib? There are plenty of disposable "rib-bibs" online that can even be customized.
2013 Clayton Rib Cook-Off Schedule6 a.m. — Contestant check-in
8 a.m. — Cooking starts
9 a.m. — Bar open to the public. Drink service begins.
10 a.m. — Live music starts, continuing throughout the day
11 a.m. — Ribs, hot dogs, hamburgers and soft drinks available
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. — Judging
2:30 p.m. — Contestant ribs available to the public
3 p.m. — Winners announced
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