Hey everyone!  Travis here with some Tampa Bay entertainment for the whole family.  I know it's a little early, but we want to get this on the calendar early! 

On Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10am to 5pm, top teams of elaborately equipped cooks will come from all over the country to Plant City for the Seventh Annual Plant City Pig Jam State BBQ Championship. 

About 70 teams will be competing for $15,000 in cash and prizes in this KCBS (that's Kansas City Barbeque Society) sanctioned event. 

Basically what we are talking about here is a pure, down-home party centered on eating delicious, slow-cooked barbecue ribs, pork, beef brisket and chicken.  There will be plenty of opportunities during the event to chat with cooks about their grills and pits, the wood they burn and how they prepare their meats.

But, I would expect that they would give out their recipes...but you can ask at your own risk. 

And I did say this was some Tampa Bay entertainment for the whole family.  Kids will be entertained in the children’s play area, and sno-cones, cookies, and refreshments will be available. 

Plus, if you are so inclined, attendees can check out barbecue-related items that will be for sale such as rubs and sauces, books and DVDs. 

And, one of my FAVORITE aspects...none of the spectators have to worry about missing Saturday football.  Live telecasts of the day’s games will be broadcast in the beer pavilion.

And how's this for some Tampa Bay entertainment inside of some Tampa Bay enterainment?  The Jason Young Band will have the crowd on their feet when they take the stage from 11am until 2pm performing country, rock n’ roll and oldies.

It all takes place at the Randy L. Larson Softball Four-Plex (1500 South Park Road in Plant City...2.5 miles south of I-4 from Exit #22.)

If all that wasn't enough...Admission is FREE; and parking is only $5.  To get even more info, head over to www.plantcity.org or call 813-754-3707. 

You can bet I'll be out there!  Keep checking back for more updates about this, and other great things to do in Tampa Bay!