BBQ judges training event set for Saturday

If you have wanted to become a certified barbeque judge, a training seminar has been set for Saturday, Aug. 7, in Columbia.

The training, sponsored by the S.C. Barbeque Association, will be held starting at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 1715 Bull Street in Columbia.

The cost to attend is $50 per person and includes lunch prepared by one of our SCBA Pitmasters. You must be a current member of the SCBA in order to attend. An individual membership is $45 and $60 for a family membership.

To join the SCBA and register for the upcoming seminar, please visit the events calendar at scbarbeque.com.

OktoPRfest returning Sept. 25

All are invited to the Town of Port Royal’s annual OktoPRfest celebration from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25.

Local chefs, restaurants and food trucks will prepare German-inspired dishes such as brats, pretzels and American food favorites which can be washed down with a variety of craft, imported and domestic beers.

Live musical acts include The Rhinelanders who will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Rhinelanders specialize in fun, German-inspired music, beer drinking songs, the Alp horn (Ricola music) and ballroom dance tunes.

Traveling from Nashville to perform from 2:30 to 5 p.m. is the Dark Waters Project. The band plays what they like to call “Darkgrass,” a blend of multiple genres influenced by bluegrass and alternative rock.

The event takes place on Paris Avenue in the heart of the Old Village of Port Royal. Admission is free. No pets.

For full details on getting involved in the event as a sponsor, volunteer, attendee or as a vendor, visit www.portroyalova.com.

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