That is, until next year. :)
The Harvard Fall Festival was our first ever four-category competition, so that makes it a bit special to me. That was also the year it rained overnight Saturday and into Sunday, making our lives miserable while we waded around in the muck. Although my wife may disagree, it was still fun and I met a lot of great people at that contest. I was hooked.
But for most of us, it also marks the end of the barbecue competition year here in New England which is a little sad. It will be nearly 6 months before the next competition, usually the Snowshoe late in the winter. Those months seem to drag on forever.
So we need to make the most of Harvard. I can't believe it is only a few weeks away. We are pretty much all set in terms of practicing for the barbecue contest. I need to practice one thing with the chicken (big surprise), but everything else is good to go. There is also a four-category grilling contest on Saturday, and we have some practicing to do for that. I will take the chicken and sausage categories and Suzanne will be in charge of the seafood and dessert categories. This is the first time Suzanne will be taking two of the categories, and I'm really looking forward to it. She wants to be more involved in the actual cooking, and a grilling contest is a great way to start!
The Harvard Fall Festival is a really nice contest. Chris Ryan does a good job organizing it, Hazel's Farm is a great venue. There is usually a potluck for the teams on Saturday night which is a good time as well. I highly recommend it for those of you who are on the fence about competing there. Hope to see you all in Harvard!