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State BBQ championship begins Friday in Galax


The 7th Annual Smoke on the Mountain State BBQ Championship begins Friday in Galax.
Downtown Galax streets will be closed from 3:30 p.m. TODAY, Thursday, until 11 on Sunday morning for the barbecue championship.
Affected streets are: Main Street from Washington to Oldtown streets and Grayson Street one block east and west of Main.
Special attractions include:
• Virginia Tech Football's Bud Foster & the Hokie Bird on North Main near the stage today, Friday, from 2-4 p.m.
• Wells-Fargo Stagecoach giving rides from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
• TechTron, the VT robot mascot, will be downtown beginning at noon Saturday.
• There is live music all weekend — free bluegrass and old-time at Barr's Fiddle Shop on South Main and beach music at the North Main stage near the Farmers Market. Tickets for music and beer garden access are $15 per day or $25 for both days.

For more information and a free downloadable poster and brochure, click HERE