If you’re a foodie like me, and a BBQ fanatic, you are probably sitting at home crying right now. Well, that’s unless you were fortunate enough to attend the Holy Grail of BBQ goodness — the Lexington BBQ Festival in Lexington, North Carolina.
This year marks the 27th anniversary of the Lexington BBQ Festival and each year I kick myself in the butt for not being able to attend. I’m in the advertising industry and business gets hectic towards the holiday season, so jetting over to NC becomes quite difficult. If I was not running a company I’d be there in a jiffy, but the days of unlimited flexibility are far gone.
I was browsing local news sources, and came across a few interesting statistics on the event, which show the sheer volume of food and people. Now this is what I call a BBQ…
1) Over 100,000 BBQ lovers are expected
2) 15,000 pounds of BBQ will be cooked up
3) 4,000 hot dogs
4) 500 gallons of slaw
5) 40,000-50,000 buns
In conclusion, I am formally requesting a judges box of brisket, pork and chicken be FedEx’d to my house. I am willing to donate a hug to anyone that can pull that off, and I’ll even cover the FedEx charges. I’m an Olympic Hugmedalist, so that’s not an empty promise.
official photo from: www.barbecuefestival.com
Aaron Schoenberger is Founder of The Brainchild Group — a digital advertising agency that specializes in innovative Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Social Media marketing strategies. He’s known for his work with celebrity clients, top restaurants, professional athletes and Fortune 500 companies.
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