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Ten-year-old Bryce Orton takes care of a pork rib at the Sixth Annual Bakersfield's Biggest Baddest BBQ held at the Kern County Farigrounds.

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"Birthday Princess" Natalie Robinson celebrated her 23rd birthday at the Sixth Annual Bakersfield's Biggest Baddest BBQ.

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John Spainhoward, part of the Spanky'e BBQ team of Bakersfield, is just seconds away from pulling some Texas brisket from the smoker at the Sixth Annual Bakersfield's Biggest Baddest BBQ.

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Chicken thighs covered with sauce at the Sixth Annual Bakersfield's Biggest Baddest BBQ.

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Adam Troxel, Steven Kentros, Michael Sawyer, Patrick Sawyer, Josh Ratliff and Zach Ratliff.

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Pork ribs being sliced up at the Sixth Annual Bakersfield's Biggest Baddest BBQ.

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Irene Rubinol, right, and Irma Valtieria, far right, work at a fever pitch to serve customers BBQ at the "Up In Smoke" booth.

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Paul Hernandez,Fernando Gonzalez and Fito Jimenez.

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Rodrigo Sanchez, Tino Jimenez and Paul Stephens.

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Holly Silva, Sharon Taylor and Cheyenne Armistead.

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Steve Willis, Robbie Wilson, Tommy Wilson and Rodney Wilson.

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Jeff Johnson, Michele Johnson, Carmen Roberts and Jeff Roberts.

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Amy Pedersen, Rachel Pedersen and Becky Pedersen.

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Kathy Vochoska and Renaye Fink.

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Dakota and Vicki Seaton.

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=Amy and Will Wilson with Mak.

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Phillip Serrano, Victor Serrano and Paula Anaya.

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Kiki Robinson, Traci Robinson and Natalie Robinson.

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Nicole and Fred Miller.

If you wanted barbecue, the Kern County Fairgrounds was the place to be Saturday for Bakersfield's Biggest Baddest BBQ.

Twenty-five local teams were slated to show off their cooking skills in the the Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned event.

Proceeds from the competition benefit JJ's Legacy, an organ and tissue donation advocacy organization.

Californian photographer Felix Adamo shares these images from the day.