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Governor Haley proclaims March 22

Enjoy delicious barbecue at the Smokin’ at the Market Commissioners Cup BBQ Cook Off, this weekend at the State Farmers Market, 3483 Charleston Hwy., West Columbia. The Cook Off is happening under the Certified South Carolina South Shed.

Governor Haley has proclaimed March 22-23, 2013 as Smokin’ at the Market Commissioners Cup BBQ Cook Off and Festival Days.

The Commissioners Cup kicks off with the “Anything Butt” contest Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday the quest for the State Championship title runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission is $5 Friday and $10 Saturday. Children 12 and under get in free with the donation of three canned foods for Harvest Hope Food Bank.

Sample great food and barbecue and enjoy live entertainment on the Certified SC Stage featuring Doug McCormick on Friday and Bryson Jennings on Saturday. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit  and look under Hot Topics for Commissioners Cup BBQ. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.