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Hartford to Hold Annual Rib Off

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The 9th Annual Hartford Rib Off is coming to Riverside Park in Hartford on Saturday, June 16.

Starting at 11:30 a.m., your Rib Off admission price includes unlimited food and drink, music, and activities. What's on the menu? You can choose from a variety of BBQ ribs, pulled pork, chicken and various sides.

During the event, the Kansas City Barbecue Society Rib Off Backyard Smoke Contest will take place. Watch as 18 pit masters spend hours preparing four meats for the BBQ contest. Each will be evaluated by a panel of judges.

You yourself can act as a judge during the event. A People's Choice Trophy will be awarded to the pit master you vote to have the best pulled pork. Visit all the cook teams to get a pulled pork sample and cast your vote.

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Entertainment throughout the event includes live music and vendors. Local vendors will be displaying their merchandise.

All proceeds will go towards the MARC Community Resources LTD, Mayor Mike's Foundation for Kids and the Hartford Rib Off Scholarship Fund.

For more information about the event, or to purchase tickets, you can visit their website.

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