The Ada Jenkins Center on Gamble Street in Davidson will host its 4th Annual “Fire” festival this Saturday, Sept. 29. The day includes a 5K run, a barbecue feast and competition, and live music and entertainment.
The run begins at 10 a.m., and the feasting begins at 11 a.m.
The barbecue competition has two categories: Hogmasters, those with professional equipment who either travel to BBQ competitions or are in the BBQ business (restaurant or catering), will compete for cash prizes. Backyard Grillers is for the rest of us, who are just out for a little fun, fame and maybe a prize.
Home cooked chopped pork barbecue will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The barbecue is $10 per plate (eat on premises or take out) or attendees have the option to sample entries in the BBQ competition. The competition will be judged by local mayors, along with other guests and sponsors. Tickets may be purchased at the Ada Jenkins Center, at 212 Gamble Street in Davidson, in advance or Saturday.
The Ada Jenkins Center is a not for profit, full service human services organization offering over 21 programs and services for those in need. Last year it provided services for more than 19,000 individuals.