2016 Shelby County Shindig winners announced

The Shelby County Shindig offered a variety of activities for adults and children, including arts and crafts and live music. (Reporter Photo/Keith McCoy)

The Shelby County Shindig offered a variety of activities for adults and children, including arts and crafts and live music. (Reporter Photo/Keith McCoy)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

COLUMBIANA – The 2016 Shelby County Shindig drew hundreds to downtown Columbiana on July 16 for an afternoon full of barbecue, brews and live music.

Barbecue teams included The Chow Hall, Big D’s BBQ, Butt Naked, Smoke N’ Nutz, 2 Fat Guys and a Grill, Industrial Staffing, Tin Top BBQ, Mundy Motors, Southern Flavor (Chevron Columbiana) and Rob’s Gourmet.

Numerous participants showcased their barbecue skills as they competed for awards at this year's Shindig. (Reporter Photo/Keith McCoy)

Numerous participants showcased their barbecue skills as they competed for awards at this year’s Shindig. (Reporter Photo/Keith McCoy)

The following awards were presented:

•Overall Grand Prize Winner – Rob’s Gourmet

•Best Ribs First Place – Rob’s Gourmet

•Best Ribs Runner Up – Butt Naked

•Best Sauce First Place – Rob’s Gourmet

•Best Sauce Runner Up – Southern Flavor

•Best of Chef’s Choice First Place – Industrial Staffing

•Best of Chef’s Choice Runner Up – Butt Naked

•People’s Choice First Place – Smoke N’ Nutz

•People’s Choice Runner Up – Butt Naked

Judges for the event included Van Sykes (Bob Sykes Bar-b-Que), Brent Falkenhagen (KCBS Judge), Benard Tamburello (Bernies on Main and Vecchia Pizzaria & Mercato), Michael Bratton and Dale Jones (APH Radio).

The Magic City Blues Society sponsored the music and stage. Others present included the sponsors, volunteers, vendors and city leaders.