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Published: Saturday, 8/13/2011

Rib Off ongoing Saturday and Sunday at Lucas County Fairgrounds


Dozens of ribbers are showing off their grilling skills at the Yark Automotive Group's 28th Annual Rib Off, which continues through Sunday at Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key Street in Maumee.

National and local cooks are serving barbecued meats with all the trimmings.

New this year is a kids' amusement area and the United Air Dog competition sponsored by The Andersons.

The entertainment lineup includes country star Clay Walker.

Winners of The Blade's Battle of the Bands were to open for the various shows. Brynn & Emma, the country winner, will open for Clay Walker at 9:10 p.m. Saturday. And solo/duo winner Meaghan Roberts will play at 4 p.m. Sunday.

The country music festival is Saturday, and features Walker, Ashton Shepherd, and Katie Armiger. Admission is $5 in advance and $7 at the gate.

Admission Sunday is free, compliments of CedarCreek Church. The church's band plays Sunday at 5 p.m.

The Rib Off runs from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

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