BBQ contest kicks off at 4 p.m.

Ready to sample some delicious barbecue? The newest addition to Freedom on the River kicks off at 4 p.m. today with a Local BBQ Cook-Off at the George “Pop” Franks Field at the Demopolis City Landing.

Local teams will compete for top honors, and will offer samples to visitors. Music will be provided by a DJ, and the winners will be announced at 5 p.m.

Admission to the event is $5, with half the proceeds going to assist Amanda Harrison and family with medical expenses related to her illness.

See related story below for a schedule of other Freedom on the River events. With rain chances diminishing from earlier forecasts, there’s no reason not to head for the City Landing and a great evening of activities, music, food and fireworks!