Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

July 2, 2013

St. Leon park to host two-day event

The Batesville Herald-Tribune

---- — St. Leon Community Park officials will host the inaugural Hoosier Lottery St. Leon BBQ Smoke Fest and Chili Cook Off Friday-Saturday, Sept. 20-21, at the park.

The event will have Kansas City Barbecue Society competition teams firing up their smokers and grills for cash and prizes, backyard teams competing to determine who has the best tasting barbecue ribs and barbecue chicken in southeast Indiana as well as local chili teams competing for bragging rights for the best tasting chili.

Friday night, Christopher Bischoff and Jamison Road will perform. On Saturday, Scott Siefferman and The Renegades will take the stage.

Other highlights will include a car show, kids zone with inflatable jump houses and face painting and various food choices. There will also be a chili tasting Saturday from 2-4 p.m.

Admission is $2. Proceeds will help improve the park.

Fest coordinators are looking for barbecue and chili teams, vendors and volunteers.

Info: 513-885-5474 or