Just a quick post to encourage you to check out the Ham & Yam Festival, which runs through late Sunday afternoon in downtown Smithfield. Note that barbecue plates from the pig cooking contest will be on sale from 12:30 until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Sorry we didn’t get this post up with more advance notice; the barbecue festivals snuck up on us this year. We vow to do a better job of informing you, our loyal readers, of essential upcoming events in the future. Until then, we ask that you forgive us our trespasses as we have forgiven those who abandon the almighty hickory wood.
Speaking of which, please forgive me for the below photo. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the Ham & Yam Festival, but I took it last time I was in Smithfield and this seems like as good (or bad) an occasion as any to share it.