Smoke on the Square adds Friday events to Hope festival

Smoke on the Square is adding an extra day of food, music and entertainment to its annual barbecue festival on the Town Square in Hope.

For the first time in the six-year history, the event will kick off at 5 p.m. Friday with music, vendors and food sales. Saturday will feature the barbecue contest with activities starting at 11 a.m. and prizes awarded at about 6 p.m..

The event is a fundraiser for the Hope Community Center. You can find more information at