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Sat, Aug 24


River Country Campground

BBQ Competition

Local 876 RENEW BBQ Cookoff where the winner will receive a new Pit Boss Smoker. 2nd and 3rd place prizes too!

BBQ Competition
BBQ Competition

Time & Location

Aug 24, 2024, 8:00 AM

River Country Campground, 6281 River Rd, Evart, MI 49631, USA

About the event

IBEW Local 876 Union Picnic & BBQ Cookoff

Join us for a day of fun, food, and friendly competition!

Date: Saturday, August 24th, 2024

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: River Country Campground

Highlights of the Day:

• BBQ Cookoff Competition

• Delicious Food & Drinks

• Games & Activities for All Ages

• Raffle Prizes

• Music & Entertainment

BBQ Cookoff Details:

• Open to all 876 members

• Meats: Ribs, Chicken, or Beef

           o You can pick any of the three, only one is scored

           o St. Louis or Baby Back ribs, Whole or Spatchcock chicken, tri-tip, chuck roast, brisket (if you dare)

• Prizes for top 3 winners

           o 1st place: Pit Boss Pro Series pellet smoker

           o 2nd place: Pit Boss Tabletop pellet smoker

           o 3rd place: Professional BBQ Tool Set

• Judging starts at 1:00 PM

           o Judges will be other members of the local. 

How to Enter:

• Sign up by August 10, 2024

• Sign up on the website’s event page and fill out the information 

What to Bring:

• Grill/smoker of your choosing

• Meat of your choosing (extra or a backup meat is recommended)

• Pellets, tools, rubs, etc.

Additional Information:

• There is no entry fee to enter the competition

• Someone from the local will be on site starting Friday afternoon if you would like to come early to set up

• Campsites are available 

• Yes, you can tend your smoker at your campsite, and bring your meat up to be judged

• Yes, you provide the meat for the competition

            o This makes it easier on the contestant to prepare for the event

• You’re free to start your smoke at any time as long as its ready by 1pm Saturday


Please RSVP by August 15, 2024, to help us with the headcount for food and activities.

Contact Us: For more information or to volunteer, contact Sam Braun at SBRAUN@IBEWLOCAL876.ORG 

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