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Circle the Wagons BBQ Cook-Off and Benefit Concert

Round up your friends, family, and neighbors for the inaugural Circle the Wagons BBQ Cook-off and Concert benefiting Circles Ashland. 6 BBQ vendors, 2 awesome bands, and 1 great cause are all you need on a summer Saturday. As an added bonus, we are bringin' back 2 beers just for the occasion, Main St. Virginia Ale and Treat Yourself Session IPA! There will be 50/50 raffles, great silent auction items, and other unique items to raise money for this great cause. There will also be kids activities on site. The event is free to attend and all the details are below!

Circles Ashland

Circles Ashland is a local non-profit offering relationship-based, community-driven initiatives that inspire, inform, and equip individuals, families, and community to resolve poverty and thrive.

Circles Ashland connects middle- and upper-income community members with motivated people in our community who are experiencing poverty for a two-year, in-depth, and intentional relationship that connects the person in poverty with support, education, networks, and resources in Ashland.

We also work to inform the local community about systemic barriers to overcoming poverty and how to eliminate those barriers using strategies that work right here in Ashland.

At Circles Ashland, we believe poverty is an issue that requires "all hands on deck"- community residents, businesses, local government, other non-profits, friends, neighbors.

Find out more about their great cause here: https://circlesashland-va.org/

BBQ Cook-Off

5 local BBQ vendors/restaurants will square off and compete for the coveted COTU BBQ cup. There will be a panel of celebrity judges as well as a public choice award. Small plates of pulled pork and a side are available from each vendor. Whole plates can also be purchased, but quantities and pricing will be vendor dependent.


Jake's Place
Saucy's Walk-Up
Jus Cuckin
Cultured Swine
Halligan Bar and Grill


Pulled Pork (People's choice category)
Best COTU Infused Sauce/Side (Brewery choice category)


Elliot Segal and his whole Morning Show crew: Diane, Tyler, and Kayleigh

Todd "Parney" Parnell of the Richmond Flying Squirrels

Ashland Mayor Jim Foley

Dennis Bickmeyer: President of Richmond Raceway


Righteous Outlaws (http://www.therighteousoutlaws.com/)
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Undercover Bandwagon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS1V1zwDHZU)
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Other Activities

Richmond Raceway will be on site with the pace car. They will be giving away swag and you can sign up for their current contests!

Circle the Wagons BBQ Cook-Off and Benefit Concert