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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- An annual Cedar Rapids festival is finally back to its usual location after the floods of 2008.

Saturday was day three of the Cedar Rapids BBQ Roundup.

This is the 23rd year for the festival, and after two years of being farther away from downtown, the festival is back at its old location at 8th and 2nd Street SE.

Eight vendors from all over the United States joined the grill out.

U.S. Celllular Center Executive Director Scott Schoenike explained that all of the vendors get their meat from the same facility, but they use such different cooking techniques that there's many different flavors.

"Some smoke with a hickory, some are sugar maples.  Some use a dry rub. Some use a kind of flash and heat it really quickly, then slow cook it. So they all have tremendously different ways of cooking it," Schoenike said.

The festival was organized by the U.S. Cellular Center.

In addition to some great food, there was also carnival rides and music.

The fun continues tonight and tomorrow.

Saturday was day three of the Cedar Rapids BBQ Roundup.

This is the 23rd year for the festival, and after two years of being farther away from downtown, the festival is back at its old location at 8th and 2nd Street SE.

Eight vendors from all over the United States joined the grill out.

U.S. Celllular Center Executive Director Scott Schoenike explained that all of the vendors get their meat from the same facility, but they use such different cooking techniques that there's many different flavors.

"Some smoke with a hickory, some are sugar maples.  Some use a dry rub. Some use a kind of flash and heat it really quickly, then slow cook it. So they all have tremendously different ways of cooking it," Schoenike said.

The festival was organized by the U.S. Cellular Center.

In addition to some great food, there was also carnival rides and music.

The fun continues tonight and tomorrow.

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