Franklin will be hopping with all things barbecue when the 6th Annual Mountain High BBQ Festival and Car Show comes to town Aug. 8 and 9 at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center located on Highway 441 South. This two-day event is a Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) sanctioned competition. Barbecue teams from all over the country will cook Friday and Saturday preparing their best barbecue hoping to be named Grand Champion earning a N.C. State Championship. Festival admission will be $5 adults; children 12 and under free. Gates will be open Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Festival admission will enter attendees into the drawing for a Holland Grill valued at $1,200 sponsored by Holland Grills and Macon Appliance.
The Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the KCBS in their coordination of a national effort to cook and distribute more than 100,000 meals throughout America over the next year. The Franklin festival will be participating in the 100KCBS Meals Mission by collecting food donations for the hungry. Everyone is invited to bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to CareNet. In addition to the non-perishable food, more than 60 cooking teams will participate by grilling a Boston butt to be given to CareNet for distribution to those in need. For more information on this effort, visit kcbs.us/100k-meals.