A member of a team from Alaska checks his pork shoulder. "The place where Santa eats his BBQ."
Your reporter hard at work.
A contestant's entry in the dessert competition.
The Grand Champions.
Smoke rising from the chimney of a cooker late at night.
A contestant in the Country Dog competition.
Ardie Davis ponders dessert entries.
Logs in the firebox.
A happy rib judge
licks his fingers (OK, it's me).
Believe it or not, this is a working BBQ smoker.
The mascot of an all-girl's team.
Judges being served.
The parade of teams.
The pink smoke ring shows how far the hickory has penetrated this succulent pork shoulder.
Sign over one contestant's site.
A Swiss team comes forward to get an award.
The watchdog and watch pig guard their boss' secret recipes.