Thunder Roads Magazine MO/So. IL 2018-June - Page 6

WASHMO By Dennis Martin This year marked the 10th Annual Washmo BBQ, Bikes, & Bluesfest presented by Downtown Washing- ton, Inc. The people in the Washington, MO area truly support this event. Many of the local businesses help make this an awesome block party by setting up their vendor booths. This 3 day event featured a judged BBQ competition that was sanctioned by the Kan- sas City BBQ Society. In addition to this food frenzy of about 50 BBQ entries, there has to be great blues music to complete the experience. The band lineup included; Brian Curran, Ivas John, Paul Cockrum Trio, Kingdom Brothers, The Washingtons, and Baglunch Blues Band. The Sunday Bike Show was again hosted by Thunder Roads Magazine MO/So. IL and sponsored by Bour- beuse Valley Harley-Davidson. It was a rainy morn- ing and after a meeting with the event committee, we determined the clouds were going to clear around noon and the show must go on. The Washington Farmer’s Market at Main and Cedar is the perfect place for a bike show. It’s a covered concrete parking lot with enough space for 60+ bikes. Unfortunately, the rain caused us to have 20 entries this year. The way I see it, 20 bikes in competition of 6 trophies is a contest and not just participation trophies… A huge thank you to every- one that enter