The two-day Mountain High BBQ & Music Festival is back for its second year at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center, home of the Macon County Fair. Doors will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 13, and from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14.
Teams will prepare their best BBQ on Friday and Saturday, hoping to be named Grand Champion and earn a N.C. State Championship.
In addition to the BBQ at this year’s festival, attendees will be treated to craft and retail vendors, and new this year is a Cornhole Tournament.
Cornhole is a lawn game played with bags filled with corn. The object is to toss the bags into a 6-inch hole cut in a 2-foot by 4-foot platform 30 feet away. The tournament will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 13.
Registration forms are available at www.franklin-chamber.com and www.MountainHighBBQFestival.com, or pick one up at the chamber located at 425 Porter Street. Registration fee is $25 per two-person team. Cash prizes include $200 first place, $100 second place and $50 third place.