Originally Posted by chad
You'll meet a butt-load of people at Dillard - It's a GA state championship so everybody is coming out of the woodwork for the shot at the Royal and Jack invitiations. :D I know for sure that Tim and I will be there, Kevin-HomeBBQ.com (defending champ), along with Jack's Old South, Britt's BBQ, Buster Dunn, etc. will all be there along with about 1/2 the class I was in this past weekend.
Let everyone you talk to know it's your first time out. Ask questions and you'll get real answers. You may or may not be given the secrets to Grand Championship, but in my limited experience, everyone is willing to share the tricks of the trade.