Thousands of people made their way to the bay Sunday, for the 58th Annual Northwestern Michigan College Barbeque in Traverse City.
The barbeque runs like clockwork, with a volunteer army of more than 500 people who put in countless hours of their time to make the delicious event something to remember.
Since 1956 the NMC barbeque has been bringing folks in the Grand Traverse area together and it's also been bringing in some cash for the college.
More than 8-thousand people took part in the charity celebration, which means a whole lot of food.
More than 3-thousand pounds of buffalo burger, a couple hundred pounds of hot dogs, and 3-thousand pounds of coleslaw, potato salad, and beans were used to the barbeque.
Organizers say it's great to see the community come together and take part in what has become a rich part of the college's history.
"Friends seeing old friends, food, music, exhibits, good family comradery," said barbeque president, Dennis Stavrous.
Money raised at the picnic benefits the Northwestern Michigan College and the community.