Friday, October 11, 2013
Professional Contestants Arrive 12 noon – 6:30 pm
Cook’s Meeting 7:30 pm
7:00 pm Outdoor Movie Night
Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Free admission and popcorn. Brought to you by the Greenfield Alliance Church.
11:00 pm - 7:00 am
Saturday & Sunday, October 12 & 13, 2013
Come Smell the Smoke! (12:00 noon - 6:00 pm)
See how the professionals do it. Taste award winning barbeque. Sample beer, Listen to Live Music, Take part in Kids Activities, Watch Demonstrations and visit our Vendors!
|12:00 noon - 1:30 pm||Wildcat O’Halloran Band - Wildcat has been called "the Pioneer valley's answer to Stevie Ray Vaughn" by local media for years, but now has "Lightning Boy" to push the guitar attack even further. They were second in the New England editions of both Stroh's and Seagrams talent searches, and honorable mention in Billboard International Songwriting Contest.
|2:00 pm - 3:00 pm||Gracie Curran and the High Falutin’ - Listed #12 by Alternate Root Magazine in its countdown of the "20 Best Boston Band's" in 2013, alongside Boston royalty like The Dropkick Murphys and Ronnie Earl, Gracie Curran & The High Falutin' Band have made quite an impression on the music scene. Its only been shore three years since Curran, the 28 year old vocal powerhouse joined forces with Bassist Geoff Murfitt and Guitarist Tommy Carroll, the band has already earned respect among fans and musicians alike.
|4:00 pm - 5:30 pm||Janet Ryan - Janet Ryan is a recognizable name in Western Massachusetts. Janet developed a taste for the blues while living in Chicago, where she soaked up the blues in the juke joints of the Chicago north side for many years. Janet frequented the Blues clubs and hung out with Koko Taylor, Magic Slim and Big Twist and The Mellow Fellows. She was invited to sit in with some great players. Janet also had the great honor of singing with Duke Ellington when she was only 16.
Listen >>He Burned That BridgeWhat Was I Thinking
|12:30 pm - 1:30 pm||Eva Cappelli and The Watershops Band - Eva Cappelli is an original singer songwriter from Western MA. Her band includes Joe Carvalho on Lead Guitar, Shawn Mansfield on Bass and Jeff Turcotte on Drums. Eva’s music has been likened to Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeshi, Patsy Cline, Etta James. Her vocals have been called liquid smoke and she is renowned for her sensual, sultry heartbreak lyrics as well as for her hard rocking take no prisoners songs.
|2:00 pm - 3:00 pm||Charlie Hilbert - New York City blues legend Charlie Hilbert has played the blues for forty years - from his time in the streets of NYC with harmonica master, Nat Riddles, to his recent performances with Adam Gussow, headlining MUNDHARMONIKALIVE in Klingenthal, Germany, and teaching and playing at HILL COUNTRY HARMONICA in Oxford, Miss. |
|4:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Vaneese Thomas - Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Vaneese is the daughter of Rufus Thomas. Highly regarded within the music industry, Vaneese’s talents as a singer, songwriter, producer and actor have made her a sought-after solo performer as well as a first call vocalist for projects by other top name artists. She has worked with the renowned recording producer Phil Ramone and has sung with an astonishing array of internationally known performers including Luciano Pavarotti, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Eric Clapton and numerous others.
Listen >>Tell MamaSoulful DressNutbush City Limits
People's Choice Samplin' Pit (Noon till Food Runs Out)
Smell it. Taste it. Judge it!
How would you like the opportunity to taste and judge competition barbeque? Professional BBQ contestants will provide samples for the public to taste and vote for their favorite. Tickets for sampling will be available at the sampling tent.
Saturday: Chicken WingsSunday: Pulled Pork
BrewFest Beer Samplin' Saloon (Saturday & Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
There will be hundreds of beers to sample over the course of the weekend from local and national breweries. Below is a list of the Brewer's and which day they are pouring. Make sure to check back weekly as Brewers join our event.
Kids Activities (Saturday & Sunday)
Arts and Crafts, Face Painting, Field Games, Pumpkin Bowling, Needle in a Haystack, Funtabulous Inflatables and more!
Harp Contest (Saturday 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm)
More Info to come!
Mustache Contest (Sunday 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm)
Sponsored by Curious Traveler Shandy
Pie Eating & Stein Hoisting Contests (Saturday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Are you up for the challenge? Sponsored by Table Talk Pies and Sam Adams.
Keg Toss and Barrel Roll (Sunday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Are you up for the challenge? Sponsored by Sam Adams.
Vendors and Demonstrations
Vendors to come . . . please check back.
Saturday NEBS Grilling Competition Schedule
|11:40 am||Judges in place||11:55 am - 12:05 pm||Chicken Wings category is turned in and judging begins||12:25 pm - 12:35 pm||Sausage category is turned in and judging begins||12:55 pm - 1:05 pm||Pizza category is turned in and judging begins||1:25 pm - 1:35 pm||Dessert category is turned in and judging begins|
Sunday KCBS BBQ Competition Schedule
|11:40 am||Judges in place||11:55 am - 12:05 pm||Chicken category is turned in and judging begins||12:25 pm - 12:35 pm||Pork Rib category is turned in and judging begins||12:55 pm - 1:05 pm||Pork category is turned in and judging begins||1:25 pm - 1:35 pm||Brisket category is turned in and judging begins||5:15 pm||Awards Ceremony|