If you love smelling, eating or making barbecue, and the Adirondack Mountains, The Great Adirondack BBQ Festival was created just for you.

This weekend - July 28 and 29th, you'll be able to sample some of the best BBQ from not only New York State, but from all across the U.S. right in Old Forge at 201 North Street.

The 2nd Great Adirondack BBQ Festival will bring nationwide BBQ competitors together for a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned competition that will crown the Mid Atlantic BBQ State Championship for New York.

Here's some of the pros who will be competing:

  • Jack 9 BBQ
  • Pullin My Money Muscle
  • Shortsville Smokers
  • Good Smoke BBQ
  • Kiss My BBQ
  • The Pig's Pajamas
  • Bovine Mafia
  • Smokin Ain't Easy
  • B&B BBQ Company
  • Black Hart BBQ
  • Finn's Finest BBQ
  • Wing-A-Lings
  • Priorville
  • Let Your Meat Shine Through
  • Sweet Heat BBQ
  • 270 Smokers
  • The Bearded One BBQ
  • The Snortin' Boar
  • Three Dogs BBQ
  • Three Strokes and Smoke
  • CRSmokin BBQ
  • Cowboy BBQ
  • The Pig's Pajamas
  • Lady on the Hill
  • Uncle Feol's Tennessee Style BBQ
  • Cheffie Effie BBQ
  • Pistol Packin' Piggies
  • Smokin' Wead BBQ
  • Fire Down Below
  • Dr. Pearl's Medicinal Smoke
  • Moon River Barbeque
  • Chemically Enhanced BBQ
  • Nauti-Q-Crew
  • UP2 BBQ
  • Mandalorian BBQ
This year the competition has been expanded to include The Great Adirondack Cook Off, a local competition that lets amateur cooks to get in on the action.

Aside from watching amateurs and pros compete to see who makes the best BBQ pork, pork ribs, brisket and chicken, you'll be able to get food from vendors, adult beverages, and enjoy live music throughout the festival.

Tickets are just $5 and include entry to the festival, KCBS BBQ Competition, beer garden, live music all day and entry to the Old Forge Home Show.

For tickets, schedules and more information visit AdirondackBBQFestival.com and follow their Facebook page for event info and updates.