Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2014 Champions

Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Champions

Show off your grilling talents!

Individuals, families, or teams of friends and coworkers are encouraged to enter the Community BBQ Challenge sponsored by Kenosha News and Ocean Spray Cranberries. The Community BBQ Challenge will start on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11:00am. Winners receive $650 cash and bragging rights for a year. Entry into the competition is $50 and registration is required.

Each team will be responsible for its own grilling supplies like a charcoal grill, charcoal or wood, utensils for grilling, seasonings and ingredients, coolers, and lawn chairs. The competition will provide 16 pieces of chicken and two pounds of ground beef for your team to prepare for judging.  Eight pieces of chicken and four hamburgers will be turned in to the competition tent and will be judged by a panel of judges from our sponsors. The winner will be announced on Saturday at 5:00pm.


Community BBQ Challenge Timeline

11:00amCheck in and Setup
NoonCharcoal light to be ready to start grilling at 1:00pm.
1:00pmBurger grilling begins. Grillers have 90 minutes to prepare, cook, arrange, and present their Burgers in the containers provided.
2:30pmBurger turn-In. If food is turned in past 2:30pm, the team will not be in the voting. Burger judges will consider flavor, texture, and presentation.
2:30pmChicken grilling begins. Grillers have 90 minutes to prepare, cook, arrange, and present 8 pieces of chicken in the containers provided.
4:00pmChicken turn-In. If food is turned in past 4:00pm, the team will not be in the voting. Chicken judges will consider flavor, texture, and presentation.
4:00pmClean Up! Teams will begin cleaning up their grilling area and equipment. Hot coals and ashes must be deposited in the Hot Coals container only and may not be put on the ground.
5:00pmWinners Announcement and presentation on the main stage.

Register your team today!

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