Barbeque cook-off features low-digit surf tag auction

INDIAN RIVER INLET, DELAWARE (8/25/2015) A two-day state barbeque cook-off competition will feature a live auction for low-digit surf-fishing tags, state officials announced today.

The “Boo B Que By the Sea” event will be held Oct. 30-31 at Delaware Seashore State Park.

The barbecue event, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, will feature live music, food and craft brew vendors, trick-or-treating for kids and awards for best pulled pork and chicken wings.

Delaware Seashore State Park is the perfect host site for ‘Boo-B-Que by the Sea,’” said Delaware State Parks Director Ray Bivens. “As the third KCBS event to be held in Delaware, the park has the distinction of hosting the state championship for barbeque, and will help one competitor earn an invitation to the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbeque in October of 2016.”

The event will be held at the park’s south inlet and campground areas.

Daily entrance fees will be in effect. Visitors can get a 15% discount on campsites at Delaware Seashore State Park. Reservations can be made online  or by calling 877-987-2757 and using promotional code SEABBQ1515. Proceeds from the event will benefit Delaware State Parks’ Children in Nature program and other outdoor programming.

To enter the competition, both pro and backyard grillers should contact event organizer Sandy Fulton at

On Saturday, Oct. 31, the first live auction for low digit surf fishing tags will be held at 2:30 p.m. on the park’s main stage.

“Delawareans have an affinity for low-digit license plates,” said Bivens. “We are really excited to offer another great low-digit opportunity with the sale of low-numbered surf fishing plates at ‘Boo-B-Que By the Sea.’”

The live auction will include a select number of low-digit surf plates. The black and white tags will have a unique, vintage look with raised letters. Bidding will open at $250. The winning bidder for each tag will receive a certificate of authenticity. Once purchased, owners will retain the tag as long as they have a valid surf fishing permit. All revenue raised from the program will directly benefit Delaware State Parks and surf fishing beach access.