Que on the Yazoo 2018

Keith Raby, left, and Tim Vail of the Kuntry Swine Smokers show off their craftsmanship during the 2018 Que on the Yazoo.

Que on the Yazoo, Greenwood’s best barbecue fest, is back and bigger than ever with a full lineup of music, food and fun things to do May 3 and 4 at Front and Howard streets.

This year’s festival slogan is “2019: The Year of the Pig.” T-shirts are available.

The fest’s musical offerings include, on May 3, Glen Fortinberry & The Tallahatchie Cats at 6 p.m., Burnham Road at 7, Jason Miller Band at 9:30, and on May 4, Bluesman McKinney Williams at 11:30 a.m., Ben Wiley Payton at 12:45 p.m., and Mississippi Marshall from 3 to 5.

The 10th annual festival is sanctioned through the Memphis Barbecue Network and is a Specialty Patio & Championship Level Competition. Teams can register until April 26 at Main Street Greenwood or on the event’s website at queontheyazoo.squarespace.com.

The Patio Division is open to everyone in the whole hog, pulled pork, loin, ribs, catfish, chicken, sauce, beans and cocktail categories. The Champion Level competes in whole hog, pulled pork and ribs.

If you don’t like pork, Que on the Yazoo also features a Steak Cook-Off Association-sanctioned Steak Competition.

Food trucks will be downtown at noon on May 3. The first competitive event is a Cornhole Tournament from 4 to 6 p.m. Fincher’s Spring Fashion Show will step off at 5:30 p.m.

The next day begins with a Pet Paw Parade at 9 a.m., the popular Beer Run — offering three beers over 2 miles — at 10, a Bloody Mary bar from 10 to 2, a Sonic burger-eating contest at 2:45, and a hog-calling contest at 3:30.

For $8, the People’s Choice Competition is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., offering a chance to sample all the competitors’ offerings.

Kids’ activities will be going on all day May 4, including the ArtPlace Artzone and Game Zone, bull riding by Calvary Rodeo, rides on a Radio Flyer Wagon, face painting, culinary and art vendors, a piggy photo box and more.

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