Participants can cook ribs and brisket a BBQ

The Ohio County Convention, Tourism and Visitors Commission along with Rising Sun Main Street will host the second annual Rising Sun Blues and BBQ Saturday, June 22, in downtown Rising Sun.
The event on Main and Poplar streets will feature an amateur BBQ rib and brisket competition, live blues bands, kid zone with inflatables, and a hillbilly fashion show. Arts and crafts and food vendors have booths set up as well.
“We’re working on expanding this event,” said Kendal Miller, executive director of Ohio County Tourism.
“For 2019, we are allowing participants to cook ribs and brisket. Under the guidance of the Ohio County Health Department, we are allowing participants to offer samples if they follow set rules and regulations.”
Only individuals who haven’t made money cooking are eligible to participate in the judged portion of the BBQ competition.
All entries must be cooked on-site. Parboiling in advance is not permitted. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Registration is $50 per team. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, June 7. The event will be held rain or shine.