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9th Annual Almost Heaven BBQ Bash kicks off Thursday, June 13th in Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON, WV: The City of Buckhannon is a proud sponsor of the 2024 Almost Heaven BBQ Bash that kicks off Thursday, June 13th at Jawbone Park in downtown Buckhannon. Here is the latest news release from their organizers:

BBQ Bash Offers Lots of Family – The 9th Annual Almost Heaven BBQ Bash kicks off Thursday, June 13th at Jawbone Park in downtown Buckhannon with an evening of food, fun, and entertainment from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Come enjoy some great BBQ or other specialty foods, a balloon artist, face painting, and fun family entertainment. Dine in the park, adults can enjoy a cold beverage in Brokz Beer Garden, or take home a feast for the family. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, enjoy some great food and family entertainment. FREE admission for everyone!

Thursday’s Kick-Off features performances by the Lincoln County Cloggers, an Appalachian dance group based in Hamlin, WV performing Irish and Celtic tunes, as well as clogging to bluegrass, country, big band, patriotic, and some good ole rock and roll. There’s also a NEW Bowling and Pool Tournament, hosted by Woody’s Bowling Center, on the old Elkins Road. Bowling starts at 6:00 PM, Pool begins at 6:30 PM, with cash and trophies to the winners. Call 304 / 472-5070 to register or sign-up when you arrive.

The BBQ Bash opens Friday, June 14 at 11 AM with several BBQ and other food vendors, crafters, periodic demonstrations by the Laurel Fork Falconer with a variety of WV birds of prey, Dime Toss, FREE Sand Art for the kiddos, Cake & Cupcake Walks, an extreme balloon artist, face painting, and more fun for the whole family. Friday evenings entertainment will stir those rock n roll memories as The ROX Band kicks in high gear from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Main Stage in Jawbone Park playing rock-n-roll hits, mainly from the 70’s and 80’s for a stroll down memory lane.

The food and fun continues Saturday, June 15th from 11 AM – 8 PM with the sweet smell of BBQ filling downtown Buckhannon as 44 teams from 16 states compete for cash, prizes, bragging rights, and the WV BBQ Grand Champion title with an entry into the Jack Daniels International BBQ Tournament and the American Royal BBQ Championship to represent WV. Bring your classic car or truck to our 2nd annual Cruise In on Main Street from 10 AM – 4 PM (registration opens at 9:30 AM) with dash plaques to the first 100 entrants – NO fee to enter.

Saturday nights finale features Ryan Cain and the Ables, from 6 – 8 PM, bringing their toe-tappin’ blend of rock n roll, Rock-a-Billy, surf-rock instrumentals, and honky tonk tunes to Jawbone Park. Don’t miss this high energy band, generously sponsored by Jenkins Ford.

For more information, call toll-free – 866 / 710-7600 and be sure to “LIKE” our Almost Heaven BBQ Bash Facebook page for event announcements and updates.

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