Sage Nguyen, 5, practices her milking skills on a cut-out cow during Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons at Huntington State Beach on Saturday. (SCOTT SMELTZER, HB Independent / August 11, 2014)

Huntington State Beach was the site last weekend of the third annual Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons professional barbecue competition and beer festival.

Guests could taste the meats and meet the folks behind the grill.

Midway City-based nonprofit American Family Housing puts on the event each year to raise awareness of homelessness in Orange County.

—Anthony Clark Carpio

Twitter: @acocarpio