Guest Column: Richard Smith offers a ‘thought starter’ on competing BBQ festivals

By , Guest Columnist Updated: May 28, 2024 6:33 AM CT | Published: May 26, 2024 4:00 AM CT
Richard W. Smith
Guest Columnist

Richard W. Smith

Richard W. Smith is president/CEO of FedEx Airline & International. 

“BBQ Fest is a weekend I always look forward to, and last weekend didn’t disappoint. However, I’d be lying if I didn’t say something felt off. Or perhaps it felt like something was missing. And, no, it wasn’t just the river views.”


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