The temperature was hot, but the grills were hotter Sunday at the Southern New England Kosher BBQ Championship & Crafts Fair at Congregation Beth El.

The event featured dozens of competitors, and crowds sampling their culinary skills groups in various barbecuingcategories. Competitors’ names were over the top, including Bubbe-Q, Breaking BBQ, Holy Smokes, Garden of Eatin’ and Kiss My BBQ.

There were also about three dozen vendors offering everything from jewelry and skin-care products to candles and homemade items.

Music throughout the day helped stoke the grilling crews — and the appetites of their hungry fans.