Thursday, November 18, 2010

Schedule of Events!

We are rapidly approaching Bounty Time! Below is the schedule of all of the fun.

BBQ - Showmanship Judging ~ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM 
MUSIC - 2 For The Road ~ 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
BBQ - On-Site Judging ~ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
COMPETITION - CANstruction Contest (teams building structures) ~  10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
BBQ - Blind Judging ~ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
COMPETITION - Iron Chef Cook-off ~ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
COMPETITION - Iron Chef Judging ~ 12:00 PM
MUSIC - Michael Hearne ~ 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
COMPETITION - CANstruction Judging ~ 1:30 PM
BBQ Awards ~ 2:00 PM 
CANstruction Awards ~ 2:30 PM

And of course, great food, crafts, kids activities, local art, and more all day from 9 AM - 3 PM! Can't wait to see you there!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

BBQ Galore!

This year's Bounty of Blythewood is definitely shaping up to be the best one yet! Over 16 BBQ teams are participating in Friday and Saturday's BBQ festivities. Remember, Friday night is the "Anything Butt" (everything but BBQ offerings from our BBQ teams) dinner and music kick off with the BunchQuitters (a quite creative band name).  The BunchQuitters play a mix of Americana, Folk, Bluegrass and Cowboy music, ranging from Jimmie Rodgers "California Blues" to Smiley Burnett's "Ridin' Down the Canyon". Very excited to see what they bring to one of Blythewood's signature events. And what is a BunchQuitter? Perhaps we will all find out Friday!

The BunchQuitters

Speaking of creative names, many of our BBQ teams have been pretty busy working on their names (and certainly their BBQ recipes). Check out some of the great team names! 

Big Boyz BBQ
MONKs (Men of New Kirk)
Backyard BBQ
Heavenly Hog
Blythewood Grillaz
Back Porch Cookers
Hogs & Hoses
Broom Mill BBQ
Southern Gals A Cookin'
Wally's Piggie Back BBQ
Hog Wild Cooking Team
Boss Hog & Mister Rooters
Hickory Ridge Bakers

And there are a few more that haven't been finalized yet, but MAN that is a lot of BBQ! Bring your appetites people! 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Bounty of Blythewood - 2008 & 2009 Fun!

The Bounty is Back! Join us for The Bounty of Blythewood 2010!

Hello All!

It's been a long year since the last Bounty, but its back, and its coming up SOON! We've got lots of the great stuff that you've come to love about the Bounty, and some great NEW stuff to start some new traditions.  Plan the weekend of November 19th and 20th around celebrating Blythewood and all she has to offer! Let's get to the rundown, shall we?

So, something NEW this year is the FRIDAY NIGHT, November 19th, gathering with some great American folk, food, and festivity. 'Anything Butt' is happening Friday evening from 7 - 10 PM.  Bring the family, a lawn chair, and your appetite to listen to the stylings of the BunchQuitters and eat 'Anything Butt' BBQ from our competing Bounty BBQ teams.

The BunchQuitters play a variety of Americana, Folk, Bluegrass, and Cowboy music, something we Blythewoodians can DEFINITELY get into! Look for more detailed information and a biography on the BunchQuitters in a later post.

So we'll dance and sing and eat on Friday, then head home for a good night's sleep so that we can Bounty in the morning!

Bright and early Saturday morning, November 20th, we'll get the Bounty started, kicking off music by 2 For the Road at 9 AM and some great morning eats from our local vendors. We'll have lots of great artisans, chefs, farmers, and organizations selling some great stuff,  all of which will be perfect additions to your holiday gifts, decor, or meals. There will be some awesome events throughout the day including Blythewood High School's CANstruction Competition from 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM, the Iron Chef Competition at 11 AM, Michael Hearne performing from 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM, and great children's activities throughout the entire day.

And lest we forget the BBQ Cookoff! One of the major highlights of last year's Bounty is back with over 16 teams competiting to say they have the Best BBQ in B-Wood! Have a taste for $1, buy a pound for $6, or take home the entire butt for $30.

We're excited about this year's Bounty, and you should be too! So many people have already gotten involved, so let's make this Bounty the best one yet! Check back to the blog daily for updates and details, including pictures from last year!