The quaint waterfront town of New Bern, birthplace of Pepsi, turns 300 years old this year. If that’s not reason enough to visit, check out the oddly named “BBQ In Blue Jeans” fundraiser this Friday night.
According to the Downtown New Bern blog, “The very popular annual fundraiser benefits the New Bern Firemen’s Museum and will be held on Friday, January 22, 2010, beginning at 6 p.m. in New Bern’s Riverfront Convention Center. Barbeque master Tommy Moore of Moore’s Barbeque is the event’s major sponsor, donating barbeque and all the fixings. Tickets are only $25 per person and include all food and beverages, as well as dancing to some of the area’s finest bands. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner is at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at New Bern Firemen’s Museum, New Bern’s Riverfront Convention Center or Mitchell’s Hardware.”
I visited the Firemen’s Museum a couple years back and took the below picture of one of several vintage fire trucks featured at the museum. It’s nice to photograph something besides BBQ once in awhile.