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Backyard Barbeque Cook-off
Fire Up The Coals - BBQ, Blues, Beer, Bags
Grill up your best BBQ Ribs and/or Best Dish
Saturday, September 8th
Crescent Blvd/Glenwood Ave parking lot
Downtown Glen Ellyn (view map)
Teams may arrive at 8:00 am
Head Chef Meeting at 8:45 am
Cooking begins at 9:30 am
Open to the public from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Food and drinks will be sold from 11:00 am - 8:30 pm.
We are looking for cooks who want to put their grilling skills to the test in the 4th Annual Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ Competition. Although a non-sanctioned event, this fun experience is for all teams - regardless of experience.
This is a great launch pad for local and new teams to cook in a fantastic learning environment. And a fun event for seasoned teams to try out a new recipe or technique.
The entry fee is $40 per category or $60 for two, or $70 for all three categories. New this year is the People's Choice BBQ Sauce Award. More details are available in the Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ rules and entry form.
Join us on September 8th! You may even taste a BBQ recipe from one of Bridge Communities' founders and staff!
Download a list of rules and Glen Ellyn Backyard Barbeque Cook-off Application.
A Full Day of Blues Entertainment
Backyard BBQ Cornhole Bags Tournament
Tournament check-in time is 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Tournament begins at 12:45 pm. Trophies and prizes will be given to 1st and 2nd place winners. A complete list of rules and application is available at www.glenellynbackyardbbq.com.
Contact BBQ Competition Organizer:
Tom Koprowski ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
What to Bring:
- Uncooked and Unseasoned Pork Ribs (spares or baby backs)
- Uncooked and Unseasoned Ingredients for Best Dish
- Cooking equipment and supplies
- Food and Favorite Beverage for You and Your Team
All dishes must be cooked on-site. Contestants must provide all their own equipment. Charcoal and gas grills/smokers are welcome. You may not use electric grill or smoker or open pit. Ribs and ingredients for Best Dish must be raw and unseasoned. Each category must be able to accomodate 3 judges. Garnish for Ribs is optional and is limited to green leaf lettuce and green parsley.
Review all Glen Ellyn Backyard Barbeque Cook-off event details.
Review a complete list of rules.