It was only a few years ago that if you competed on the Kansas City Barbecue Society's competitive circuit, and you were from Michigan, you had to the leave the state. There was the Grand Rapids tournament, and that was it.
But that was then, and this is now.
With the addition of the Michigan State Barbecue Championship in Jackson, MI, we now have eight competitions, all sanctioned by the KCBS.
Team Grilladelic is hoping to compete in at least three events this year. Maybe more.
If you have any interest in putting a team together, or hanging out at an event to learn more, let me know. More than happy to help spread the insanity!
06/25/10 to 06/26/10
Auburn Hills Barbecue Cook-Off Auburn Hills, MI
Contact: Shawn Keenan, 1827 N Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: 248-364-6926. Fax: 248-364-6939.
07/09/10 – 07/10/10
Riverwalk Brew-B-Q Lowell, MI
Contact: Liz Baker, 113 Riverwalk Plaza, PO Box 224, Lowell, MI 49331
Phone: 616-897-9161. Fax: 616-897-9101. i
07/16/10 to 07/17/10
6th Annual U.P. Hog Wild Kingsford, MI
Contact: John Bertoldi, PO Box 323, Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Phone: 906-774-1707. Fax: 906-774-0217.
07/23/10 to 07/24/10
Taste of Grand Rapids & Barbecue Competition Grand Rapids (John Ball Park), MI
Contact: Rich Berry, 77 Monroe Center, Suite 1000, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-776-5471. Fax: 616-242-9373. email@example.com
KCBS Reps: MERL WHITEBOOK, CAROL WHITEBOOK
CBJ Percentage: 58%
Midwest BBQ Throwdown Mt. Morris, MI
Contact: Christian Miller, 2188 W. Mt. Morris, Mt. Morris, MI 48458
09/10/10 to 09/11/10
Silver Lake Apple & BBQ Festival Mears, MI
Contact: Jeff Clark, 9642 W Silver Lake Rd, Mears, MI 49436
Phone: 231-873-5980. Fax: (Cell) 231-578-2940. j
09/24/10 to 09/25/10
Harvest on the Ridge Sparta, MI
Contact: Roger Gren, PO Box 268, Cedar Springs, MI 49319