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It’s BBQ time in the foothills, festival kicks off today

Published 11:46am Friday, June 8, 2012

We have a great opportunity this weekend to show literally thousands of visitors what makes our area so special. Why they should shop, stay and play here. At 11 a.m. today the Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival kicks off at Harmon Field in Tryon.  In it’s 19th year this famous festival brings cookers from around the country to compete for the best BBQ. Along with the “cookers” come thousands of visitors who will pour into our area for two full days of great food, fun and entertainment.
As visitors drive through our towns, stop at our stores to ask directions or pick up a few things let’s take this opportunity to welcome them. The Foothills Chamber of Commerce and countless volunteers have worked hard to bring this event to our area. It’s an opportunity we shouldn’t take lightly.
Who doesn’t want to shop, vacation or play where they feel welcome and invited? Smile, say hello and put out the welcome mat – it’s BBQ time in the foothills!
Let’s make this a weekend to remember for our visitors.  Hopefully they’ll come back again and again to enjoy.

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