View Full Version : Jack Daniels BBQ Competition!

10-28-2012, 12:14 PM
Well, I hope it qualifies since it was only a 19-mile road trip from our farm, but my sis and bro-in-law came all the way from Northern Illinois for the third straight year to go to the Jack with us. We hit the international turn-in time perfectly this year, so we had a TON of free samples - so many we did not need to eat supper last night! Fav international samples came from Austria, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Germany.

It seems to us the event was set a week later this year. Our warm and sunny fall turned quickly on us. The weather was cold and cloudy but the FOOD was top-notch. Crowds were down some over prior years so we did not have to wait long for a sample, and the competitors were extremely generous in their sample slicing. It was the best cue from the Jack I've ever had. There were briskets there that were out of this world.

Along the way, I saw quite a few "Fear the Pig" banners! Can't wait for next year, already.


11-04-2012, 09:55 PM
I really enjoyed going to The Jack, This was my second year (as a spectator) Here is my video tour of The Jack!
2012 Jack Dainel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue Festival - YouTube

11-05-2012, 09:45 AM
Awesome Daryl! Now if we can just get the weather back that we had LAST YEAR when the 2013 event rolls around...

Bro-in-law, 2011:

Bro-in-law, 2012:


11-05-2012, 06:16 PM
I'm all for the better weather, 2011 was alot nicer but still cold early morning. Maybe see you down there next year!