Sunday, September 20, 2009

TLC crew films at Riverfest

By Catherine Godbey, Staff Writer, The Decatur Daily

Smokers and grills the size of small cars are regular sights at Decatur’s annual state barbecue championship event.
Television crews and microphones are not, at least not normally. But for the past week, crews from TLC, the network famous for “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” and “Trading Spaces,” filmed the operations of Riverfest.
The network will feature Riverfest in “The Pitmasters,” a six-episode series slated to premiere in December. The series will follow seven teams who earn a living through barbecue competitions.
“We are hoping the publicity Riverfest will receive will increase the event’s popularity for both the barbecue competition but also for the entertainment,” said Decatur Jaycees member Tiffany Brightwell, who co-chaired the event.

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