Big Fat Daddy’s is hosting the event. Here is the official press release.
KCBS Competition Grows Into 3 Day Music Festival Destined for Winchester, Virginia
By Ira Mency
April 24, 2013
Winchester, VA – The Frederick County Fairgrounds in tiny town of Clear Brook will be the site for a three day barbecue and music festival with KCBS sanctioned contest to raise money for Cancer Care, entitled “Hogging Up BBQ & Music Festival”.
The festival, permitted for June 28-30th 2013 includes eight bands, the Virginia Giant monster truck, a Cornhole Tournament, Col. Blevins “Blue Angels” cockpit-plane, a fun zone for kids with mini cars, food which will range from Memphis Style BBQ to Texas Style barbecue. There will be crafters, artists, local business vendors and barbecue merchandise for sale. Area author Roger Engle is making an appearance to sign copies of “Stories From a Small Town”. Beer and wine tasting will be provided by the Winchester Exchange Club. All profits from that go to their local chapter.
The Kansas City Barbeque Society will be onsite overseeing a State Championship BBQ Competition on Saturday, which includes the appearance of TLC’s Pitmasters TV Show Season 2 Stars, “3EyzBBQ”.
Big Fat Daddy’s owner Wayne Schafer is the main sponsor and Event Coordinator who chose the location for a reason–it was the site of his very first fair almost 30 years ago. Schafer, the original owner of Big Fat Daddy’s has been offering beef and barbecue for thirty years that is first “dry rubbed” and grilled over an open pit. His company has been featured in such publications as Rachael Ray Magazine, Steven Raichlen’s BBQ USA, The New York Times and Saveur Magazine. Schafer is lifetime member of the Kansas City Barbeque Society. In a recent interviewed in Around the Panhandle Magazine stated he wanted to “wow” people and his goal was to raise money for the community and for CancerCare. That’s why his KCBS event turned into a three day festival.
Schafer owns a parcel in Gore, VA but resides in Baltimore, Maryland. Big Fat Daddy’s is now located in Manchester, Pennsylvania so organizing the event proved to be a bit challenging. Nothing like this was ever proposed in the town before and needless to say there were growing pains. Town officials were urged to rethink the defunct $500 Itinerant vendor license which, under current old coding would be applied to any vendor doing temporary business in Winchester and would have prevented Schafer from having any vendors. Newly proposed changes allowing for a “special event license” are in the works, just in time to help Schafer’s festival, and any future events.
Sponsors of Hogging Up BBQ & Music Festival include C.F. Sauer Foods, Hatfield Quality Meats (Clemens Food Group), Texas Brush and Around the Panhandle Magazine. The festival is also receiving help from the Clear Brook Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company and local companies MIK Woodworking and Grand Rental Station. More sponsors are still needed.
About the Kansas City Barbeque Society
The KCBS is the largest non-profit group dedicated to the art and joy of hardwood smoking, and sanctions several hundred contests each year. KCBS is the most respected judging and sanctioning body in America because of its blind judging process that uses a weighted scoring index to ensure a level playing field for all competitors. More information at http://www.kcbs.us
For more information or media inquiries please contact:
Wayne Schafer, Big Fat Daddy’s
300 Shady Lane Manchester, PA 17345
Office: (717) 793-2124 Cell: (410) 908-9241