We learned that 'the event cooks about 12,000 pounds of specially ordered fresh pork ribs. Ribs are not the only thing on the menu, as tacos and side dishes will be sold by vendors. And for dessert, there will be home-made ice cream.'
|12.000 pounds of pork ribs...|
|..waiting to be consumed|
'There will be 750 volunteers and around 1,200 to 1,500 people are expected to visit. All proceeds from the ribs sold go to different charities and programs across Imperial County. 25 teams participating in the rib contest. A $1,000 grand prize is up for the team that makes the best ribs. But most of the prize money usually is donated back. '
|Long lines everywhere|
It was pretty breezy but that did not deter people from participating. When we (5 adults and 3 dogs), arrived at around 10:30 AM, the place was packed with locals and winter visitors (snowbirds). The aroma of grilled, smoked meat wafted through the air.
Long lines everywhere for the ribs and other goodies. We got our tickets and found a booth with no line at all.
Their grilled ribs were tasty nonetheless. Additional we got a bowl of spicy Chili.
From up on the bleachers we got a real good look over the area.
|View from the bleachers|
Then back again into the line for ice cream.
The dogs tried to get our attention in vain.
|Miesha, Taffy and Molly|
We enjoyed great food and good music of three bands. Now we are looking forward to the "Carrot festival" in February. There is always something going on!
Thanks for visiting! (Bea)