The Roadkill Cook-off sounds a bit strange, right? The Pocahontas County festival doesn't feature real roadkill, rather it features dishes with meat typically found as roadkill. Think deer, foul, etc. I recently made the trip down there (I know this post is late - there's been a lot going on!) to check it out.
The cook-off, which coincides with The Autumn Harvest Festival, has garnered national attention with its whacky premise from the likes of Andrew Zimmern and Lonely Planet TV. The day I went, it was quite rainy, but there were still many competitors.
Lots of stews and chilis, but my favorite was the BBQ bear. So tasty! Who knew?
But the winners were as follows:
- 1st Place Winner and Showmanship – The Ridge Runner’s "Catch Yer-Self a Huzband," (Hillbilly Burgoo)
- 2nd Place Winner – Cheers, Deers and Mountaineers "Busted Tailgate BBQ Macaroni & Cheese"
- 3rd Place Winnner – The Three Amigos "Bear Butt Savory Stew"
- People’s Choice – Pocahontas County High School Pro Start "Kountry Kookin’ Hillbilly Chili"