Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival not phased by Earl

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A close call with Hurricane Earl won't be putting a damper on the Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival planned for this weekend in Myrtle Beach.

Officials said despite the threat of large waves and rip currents, the festival won't be affected by the side effects of Hurricane Earl. The Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, will continue at the Market Common as planned.

Organized by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, the fifth annual festival will feature live entertainment, wake board demonstrations, boat rides, celebrity meet-and-greets and a variety of food.

"We are excited about this year's line-up of activities and pleased to provide a free, family-friendly event for locals and visitors to celebrate Labor Day weekend again," Amie Lee, MBACC director of festivals and special events, said.

Three cooking events, according to organizers, are expected to take center stage at the 2010 edition of the festival. The Anything Goes contest and tasting on Friday has been scheduled as the warm-up for the South Carolina Barbeque Championships and Kansas City Society Cook-Off on Saturday.

The public will be able to sample barbeque from all competing teams on Saturday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Samples can be purchased with a $10 wristband.

For a full list of events during the Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival, click here.

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