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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Fingerpickin' & Fingerlickin':

11 Years of BBQ & Bluegrass


Marcus Huff

Doug Champllin of DJ's BBQ, Albuquerque, N.M., retrofit this 1959 DeSoto to accomodate a four-barrel smoker for ribs and brisket. A first-time entrant in the Wyoming BBQ Championship, Champlin usually attends 15-20 contests a year, placing in the Top 5. DJ's BBQ will be one of 30 featured at this weekends event, held at the Washakie County Farigrounds in Worland.

WORLAND - The 11th annual Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival kicks off tonight at the Washakie County Fairgrounds. In advance of the event, Governor Matt Mead proclaimed Aug 14-15 "The Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival Days" for the state of Wyoming.

Originally organized by a loose group of barbecue and music fans in 2004, the festival has grown to host more than 300 competitors and national bluegrass acts such as Leftover Bisquits and Mountain Holler. This year's event features The Railsplitters, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado and The Vinta...

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