(Times Bulletin/Kirk Dougal)
(Times Bulletin/Kirk Dougal)

VAN WERT - The 5th Annual Rib Cook-off took place at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds on Saturday. Providing entertainment for the crowd were cornhole and wiffleball tournaments, musical acts and, of course, tasty ribs. Awards were given out to the best judged vendors.

Best Sauce: 1st - Pork Brothers BBQ, 2nd - Shigs in Pit, 3rd - JAV's; People's Choice: 1st - Gibson's Barnyard BBQ (top photo), 2nd - Pork Brothers BBQ, 3rd - Red Pig Inn; Judges' Choice: 1st - Pork Brothers BBQ, 2nd - Red Pig Inn, 3rd - Gibson's Barnyard BBQ.

Taking the stage during the 2011 Van Wert Rib Cook-off was blues artist Scotty Bratcher. (bottom photo)