3rd Annual Boro BBQ Festival Was A Fun And Safe Community Event


Smokin' Barrels was one of those offering food at the 3rd Annual Boro BBQ Festival.

Even after the stay-at-home orders had been lifted, I didn't venture out much, especially when I knew there would be a lot of people there.  I decided to go out yesterday to go to the 3rd Annual Boro BBQ Fest.  My reasons for going included needing to get out of the house and wanting to cover the event for Warren County Online News.  Anyone that knows me well knows that I love good barbeque and good live music.  This event promised to have both of those things.

When I pulled into North Park, I saw signs that said masks were required and reminding people to socially distance at the event.  While this did not come as a surprise to me, it did make me feel more comfortable.  I must applaud the City of Springboro for doing such a great job at having an event like this.  It was one of the only times that I had been in a crowd since March.  There was a nice police officer there.  I wish that I had gotten his name because I would like to give him recognition in this article.  

As soon as I stepped out of my truck, I smelled the unmistakable smell of barbeque.  I saw different food trucks set up and selling food.  There were so many and they looked so inviting.  I wish that I could have eaten food from every single one of them.  I went to one of my favorites, Smokin' Double D's.  I have eaten from their food truck many times and I really enjoy their food.  I ordered food to go.  I ordered ribs, smoked macaroni and cheese, sweet cornbread and a piece of pineapple upside down cake.  It was very good.  The only downside I see to food trucks is the inability to go back to the same location anytime I want.  

According to the Facebook page for the event, the vendors present were  Smokin' Barrels, JD's Twisted Pig, Smokin' Double D's, El Meson, Craves, Winks Treats, Lilia's Outside Cafe and Kona Ice.  In addition, concessions were being sold by the Springboro Rotary Club and the money from beer sales went to support the Springboro United Church of Christ.  

I didn't go all the way down to the amphitheater since I just stopped by mainly to pick up some food.  I did have the opportunity to listen to Stranger play a few songs and it sounded great.  Although I didn't see them, the Naked Karate Girls did play later in the day.  

Overall, it was a very nice event for the community.  I know that it takes some extra work to make an event like this happen.  I am glad the community could come out and have fun.  

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