The Kansas City Barbeque Society is coming back to town, Naptown that is, known by some as Annapolis, Maryland. Mark May 4th and 5th on your calendar, if you love barbeque.
It’s been a while since I’ve attended a Parole Rotary breakfast. The club meets at the Doubletree Inn on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. I came as the guest of my husband Peter Crilly, who was forced to miss a number of meetings last fall due to my back injury. But now that 2012 is underway, and we are getting the schedule off to a correct start, so to make up for all the meetings missed, we both attended. First subject of importance was the May Naptown barBayq and since the funds raised at that event are going to two good causes–the Anne Arundel Medical Center Pediatrics Emergency Inpatient Unit and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County– I will make the event the subject of today’s posting.
First off, if you happen to be reading this and are a business, the Parole Rotary Foundation is looking for sponsors to help support this event. There is no exclusivity of sponsorships this year, so if you’d like to support the event, please contact the club directly.
Second off, the event which was held last year at the U.S. Naval Academy Stadium has a new location. It is being held the first weekend in May at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds.
Twenty-five live bands will be playing music on two stages. Admission is only $5 and children under the age of 12 are free.
Competing barbeque teams will be competing for $9,000 in prizes. This is serious business. Competing teams, devotees of “the art of barbequing” travel for hundreds of miles to participate in these competitions. As an attendee you’ll be able to sample and buy, particularly if you purchase a VIP ticket for $25 in advance or $35 at the door. You’ll also be able to purchase a variety of food and beverages, depending on your preference. This year numerous regional artists and craftsmen will also take part in the festivities offering jewelry, pottery, photography, artwork and more. There will be a Corn Hole Tournament and other family-oriented activities. On Saturday, there will be a Special Kid’s Korral featuring moon bounces, obstacle courses, spin art, face painting, special entertainment according to the Rotary barBayq website.
& Music Festival FACTS
Dates: May 4-5, 2012
Hours: Friday 4-10pm
Admission: $5/Daily for Adults
Kids under 12 Free
VIP Tickets $25 in advance / $35 at the door
Location: Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
PARKING IS FREE