A new event has been added to the 2010 World Pork Expo line-up. The National Pork Producers Council is introducing the People’s Choice BBQ Contest presented by Pfizer Animal Health.

Three award-winning, Iowa-based pit masters will fire up their smokers and compete for the World Pork Expo People’s Choice Award. Ames-based Big T's Q Crew is the reigning BarbeQlossal Champion and Iowa BBQ Society’s 2009 Team of the Year; Iowa Outlaws BBQ, based in Des Moines, is the 2009 Nebraska State BBQ Champion; and Ponderosa BBQ, also from Des Moines, is the 2009 Iowa BBQ Society’s Top Five Team of the Year. The teams will battle for the baby back rib title on Wednesday, June 9, and vie for pork sausage bragging rights on Thursday, June 10.

All attendees are invited to sample and vote for their favorite recipe each of those days from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The day’s winner will be announced at 3:00 p.m. The mouth-watering barbeque will be located in the grass lot north of the VariedIndustriesBuilding near Pfizer Animal Health’s Tent (#60).

Enjoy all the food, fun and educational opportunities World Pork Expo has to offer June 9 - 11 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Visit the WPX Web site to pre-register for gate passes. Also, check out the 2010 WPX Resource Center to view more educational seminar and event information. 

Source: NPPC