Cloudy skies do not boring the rib festivities

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by Bobby Inexperienced

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Darkish clouds loomed over town of Mesquite on Saturday, which couldn’t discourage crowds from attending the Rib Fest on the Casablanca resort final week. Photograph by Jason Andrus / Progress

The cloudy climate on Saturday, September 10, did not dampen the aroma of the barbecue. The annual rib competition at Casablanca Resort went on as standard; Beginning on Friday afternoon and ending with the Individuals’s Alternative Award for Finest BBQ on Sunday.

Three award-winning BBQ distributors have been in attendance on the competition to encourage their style buds and compete for the coveted crowd favourite award. These embrace Texas Lightning BBQ of Austin, Texas Outlaw BBQ and Chicago BBQ Firm.

The counting of votes for the Individuals’s Alternative Awards happened on Sunday afternoon. Austin Texas Lighting received first place this yr, receiving $2,000 in prize cash. Chicago BBQ Firm took second place and Texas Outlaw BBQ took third place.

Rib Fest attendees Sean and Sharon McClure had come from Las Vegas to take pleasure in a luxurious lunch at Rib Fest. Photograph by Bobby Inexperienced / Pragati

There have been lots of actions for the locals and guests to take pleasure in through the competition. The beer backyard positioned within the occasion middle (tent) is all the time a favourite.

Each afternoon there was a contest for the kids to eat watermelon during which lots of prizes got. There have been additionally corn gap boards for the kids to play. And each night there was dwell music within the Skydome Lounge.

On Saturday, native faculty principals participated in a watermelon consuming contest, with a $1,000 prize for use of their faculty’s occasions. This yr’s winner was Martin Lara, Appearing Principal of Virgin Valley Excessive Faculty. Many college students got here out in help of their principals.

The Mesquite Police and Fireplace Division additionally participated within the watermelon consuming competitors. The competitors was not between people however within the type of groups. When all is completed, this yr was received by a crew from the Fireplace and Rescue Division, which included Zebulon Jensen, Jason Tullis, Tom Limov, and Elisar Pinto. The crew additionally obtained a $1,000 win to be used by their division.

Sean and Sharon McClure got here from St. George to take pleasure in Rib Fest. They have been attending for the primary time.
“We’re having a good time right here,” mentioned Sean. “We love Chicago ribs!”

Initially from New Orleans, Steve and Charlene Bogan are at present residing in Las Vegas. The couple sat beneath the again door of their SUV hatch to take shelter so they may escape the sunshine rain whereas having fun with their ribs. Steve mentioned it was his first time for mesquite. “All of us love going to festivals and having fun with the meals,” he mentioned. “We come dressed for each season.”

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