A big part of the Wasco County Fair is about the skills it takes to grow and prepare your own food and, in many that food is meat.
Folks who know their way around a grill will have a chance to show off their skills at the annual barbecue cook-off, Saturday, Aug. 17, sponsored by Sandoz Farms, Safeway and Grocery Outlet.
Pork loin (2½ to 3 pounds) will be provided. Contestants are to bring a grill and cooking supplies. The winner will be based on judging criteria including appearance, taste and creativity.
For more information, contact Nikki Moleli at 541-340-0224 or send entries including team name, contact name, address, phone, email and type of grill (gas or charcoal), and number of team members (no more than two) by Aug. 10 to the following address: Nikki Moleli, 923 E. 10th, The Dalles, OR 97058.