September 21-- Lyons Better Hometown and The Real Squeal: Lyons Barbeque & Music Festival Committee are proud to announce two new contests during our 2-day barbeque festival event, October 11th and 12th, 2013. 

Our new BBQ Sauce Contest will be held Friday night in Downtown Lyons after our Amateur BBQ contest turn-in.  Sauces will be judged by our amateur judges at the Lyons Better Hometown Office. The public may enter up to 2 sauce entries for $15.  Contest entry includes entry into the park on Saturday, October 12th.  Professional and amateur barbeque teams may also enter up to 2 entries each at no extra charge. Sauces will be judged on appearance and taste.

Our new Apple Dessert Contest will be held on Saturday, October 12th at 2pm in Partin Park after the last professional bbq turn-in and will be judged by our KCBS judges in the Callaway Center.  Fee for the public to enter is $15 per dessert and is limited to 2 desserts per person.  Professional and amateur barbeque teams may also enter 1 entry at no extra charge. Apple is the required ingredient.  Desserts will be judged on appearance, taste and tenderness.

Winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony at 4pm on Saturday in Partin Park and trophies will be awarded.

 Go to and look under Applications for rules, regulations and entry forms or call the Lyons Better Hometown office at 912-526-6445.

We hope you’ll join us for The Real Squeal and take part in our new contests on October 11-12, 2013.