The fourth annual Ridgefield Gone Country comes back on Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7. The event is collaboration between the Ridgefield Rotary Club and the Lounsbury House. Last year’s BBQ Festival was a tremendous success as over 5,000 individuals attended the event. The event features a world-class BBQ championship, Family Fun with kid’s rides, a Riding Bull, live music from several great bands and great food. This year’s event will be even bigger and better than last year’s.
One of the headline events for the BBQ Festival weekend will be the Connecticut State BBQ Championship. This is sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society and Northeast BBQ Society. There will be 40 teams competing in the competitive events. There will be 40 BBQ Masters and 2 former world champions competing among the teams. There will be 60 certified judges coming from over 10 States and 2 countries. The winners will qualify to compete in the American Royal World BBQ Championship in Kansas City and the jack Daniels Invitational WW BBQ Championship in Tennessee,