We were all very nervous about being the first team judged. Our pig was looking good...we just hoped it was good enough! I think we all learned that being first judged isn't so bad, because you get it over with so quickly. Normally we are running from tent to tent, trying to guess the arrival time of the judges at our tent.
After the judging was complete, we were able to take in and enjoy the whole festival. Ashley and I did some shopping, while DJ and Hunter relaxed for the first time in two days. There were many other activities going on, including a chili cook off.
The relaxing ended as quickly as it began as we made our way to the awards ceremony. We were nervous again. Although we do this for fun, it is nice to get a trophy :) When our name was announced for 3rd place, thats right 3RD PLACE!!, we were ecstatic. This was the best we had ever done in a barbecue competition. There is one things that is for sure....these two guys definitely know how to cook a great pig!
All four of us agreed that this was the most fun we had at a competition. We met some awesome people, our pig turned out good and the scenery was beautiful. We had a weekend getaway and caught up on sleep and relaxation for the rest of the weekend. It was definitely a picture perfect weekend. We can't wait to go back this coming October!