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Ohio Valley Chicken and Rib Cook-off

The Ohio Valley Rib & Chicken Cook-Off will be heating up at Wheeling’s Heritage Port on June 22 and 23, from noon until 11:30 p.m. each day. Rib burners will be out to impress the judges with their secret recipes and to win bragging rights by claiming the Carl Carenbauer Grand Champion Trophy. This top award is given to the rib burner who has the highest combined score from the rib and the chicken competitions.

2018 Almost Heaven BBQ Bash (WV State BBQ Championship)

Come enjoy the only Kansas City BBQ Society Sanctioned BBQ competition in WV with professional and backyard BBQ teams from nearly 20 states competing for nearly $15,000 in cash & prizes, with some teams selling the best BBQ you'll find anywhere! Also features dozens of "handcrafted" items - some providing on-site demonstrations, delicious food vendors, LIVE entertainment, kids activities, drawings, exhibits, a variety of asylum tours, Pig Mania (contest with decorated 100 lb. concrete pigs), and more. This event also serves as the WV State BBQ Championship with the winner representing WV at the Jack Daniels Worldwide Invitational BBQ Tournament, the American Royal BBQ Tournament, Sonny's BBQ Tournament, and a WV team will also win the "WV Cup" from the Mid-Atlantic BBQ Association.

Bikes & BBQ

Do you like riding your bike, smoking meats, or eating great food? Or eating BBQ while riding your bike? (We won't judge). If so, then Point Pleasant is the place to be on June 9th for our second annual "Bikes & BBQ." We will have select routes for cyclists of all levels and a backyard BBQ cook off to prove that your ribs and/or chicken are the best around. Select from four tour routes; 43 mi, 26 mi, 20 mi (flat spur), 6 mi bike rides. Riders: Preregister at TriStateRacer.com here: https://www.tristateracer.com/event.php?RaceID=9918. Entry includes the ride and a T-shirt! Information for BBQ Competitors and full event details can be found here: http://bikepointpleasant.wixsite.com/bikepointpleasant/bikesbbq. Also, look us up on Facebook, @bikepointpleasant!

Downtown Throwdown – BBQ & Brewfest

Our premier fall event in downtown Parkersburg has quickly become the Downtown Throwdown BBQ and Brewfest. Our Brewfest features many of West Virginia’s craft beers. Attendees will have the option to purchase various BBQ and other food items from their choice of food vendors. Most vendors accept cash only, but there are ATM’s in the vicinity of the event. At the end of the evening, attendees are encourage to cast their vote for the favorite BBQ item in the ballot box at the main gate. At the end of the evening, our winner will be announced and receive their award. Local entertainment provides this event with the atmosphere to sit back, relax and enjoy the evening. This event is made possible with the support of the Parkersburg Jaycees and other sponsors.

2017 Almost Heaven BBQ Bash

What can you expect at the BBQ Bash: ** 50 of the best BBQ teams from 15 states competed in 2016 in our KCBS sanctioned 4-meat competition and a Backyard BBQ Contest, and we look forward to even more teams in 2017 ** People's Choice Contest - Enjoy delicious pulled pork samples to choose a People's Choice Champion ** Unique inflatables, games, and activities for kids of every age ** Live music and entertainment throughout the event ** Tentative plans include a Car Cruise In and Almost Heaven Outhouse Race ** Great food vendors with homemade ice cream, kettle corn, and BBQ .... BBQ .... and more!

Charley West BBQ Fest

Local BBQ chefs and backyard smokers complete in their own divisions.