Ok, never been to a fest and would like to know a couple things. It looks like it is not to late to register to just "attend", and not cook, is that correct? Thought the wife may enjoy the trip from Arizona, sounds like fun, does it resemble a BBQ cook-off that you see on TV? Sounds corney maybe but, is a good event for spectators to just see what people are cooking? Never been to that part of the country, assuming there are some sites to see in addition to the fest? Any experiences shared will be appreciated.