Mark Henry, “The World’s Strongest Man,” Joins the Southeastern BBQ Showdown as Celebrity Judge

March 28, 2024

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Columbia, S.C. — Capital City/Lake Murray Country (CCLMC) is proud to unveil the first member of the Southeastern BBQ Showdown’s (SEBBQSD) esteemed judging panel. Mark Henry, known as “The World’s Strongest Man,” will be lending his expertise and charisma as a judge at the inaugural event June 14-15. Standing at an imposing 6 feet 4 inches and boasting a storied wrestling career, Mark Henry’s involvement marks an electrifying milestone for the SEBBQSD.

Mark Henry is a powerlifter, Olympic weightlifter (’92 & ’96), strongman, and WWE Hall of Fame professional wrestler. It’s no wonder his nickname is “The World’s Strongest Man.” But there’s more to Mark than just muscles—he’s also a stand-up comedian who keeps audiences entertained with his quick wit and humor. In addition to his accomplishments, Mark is also passionate about fitness and healthy living. Through his Strong Kids program, he’s on a mission to inspire the next generation to lead active and healthy lifestyles.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Mark Henry to the Southeastern BBQ Showdown as a celebrity judge,” said Miriam Atria, President/CEO of CCLMC. “His impressive presence, commitment to positivity, and high-caliber knowledge of competition make him the perfect addition to our judging panel. “


Date/Time: June 14-15, 2024 | 4-10 p.m.
Location: Segra Park – 1640 Freed Street, Columbia, S.C.
Music: 6/14 Band of Oz | 6/15 multi-Grammy® Award-Winning Alabama

Online: Southeasternbbqshowdown.com
In-person: Segra Park [1640 Freed Street, Columbia, SC 29201]

Questions: Contact, Capital City/Lake Murray Country at 803-781-9040 x 200

This announcement marks the first of many celebrity judge announcements for the Southeastern BBQ Showdown. Stay tuned as more celebrity judges will be announced soon!

For more information & tickets visit SoutheasternBBQShowdown.com.

About The Southeastern BBQ Showdown:

Get ready to fire up your taste buds and dive into the ultimate BBQ competition at the Southeastern BBQ Showdown, June 14-15, 2024! This thrilling two-day event, hosted by Capital City/Lake Murray Country and held at Segra Park (home of the Columbia, S.C. Fireflies), is not your average cook-off—it’s a sizzling celebration of all things BBQ. Over the course of 2 days, chefs from around the Southeast will compete for the “Homeplate” grand prize. The event will include a vendor expo, shag music from Band of Oz, BBQ samples, a Multi-Grammy® award-winning Alabama concert, a fireworks finale, and much more!

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About Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board:

CCLMC is the official source for all things Lake Murray Country. To plan your next trip, find information on attractions, dining, hotels, outdoor recreation, fishing, golf, and events. Explore The Top Southern Destinations of Columbia, Richland, Lexington, Newberry, and Saluda. For more information about CCLMC visit LakeMurrayCountry.com or call 803-781-5940 | 1-866-SC-Jewel.

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