$75 – $100

2019 BBQ Cook-Off at Wayland Main Street Celebration

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Downtown Wayland Main Street

159 North Main St

Wayland, MI 49348

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Wayland Main Street welcomes pro pitmasters and backyard chefs to compete in this year's BBQ Cook-Off at Main Street Celebration. New this year is a second category - chicken. Teams may compete in just one category or both.

Space is limited to the first thirty teams to register.

Wayland Main Street BBQ Contest is a judged event. If teams are interested in selling food to the public then food vendor registration is required. Teams may register as a food vender here: https://forms.gle/bUfjh8ma98n515yX6.

Cash Prizes

Grand Champion - $1,000, overall winner for both rib and chicken

1st Place Rib - $500

1st Place Chicken - $500

2nd Place Rib -$250

2nd Place Chicken -$250

3rd Place Rib- $100

3rd Place Chicken - $100

We are limiting the competition to pork ribs and chicken only. All meat must be cooked on site.


- Registration fee is $75 per team for one category or $100 per team competing in both categories. Payment must be received in order to be officially registered.

- Team name and conduct must be appropiate for a family audience. The first contestant to register a team name will be able to use that name during the contest.


- All spaces of the designated cook-off area are open and located along North Main Street (detailed maps and instructions will be provided to contestants prior to event).

- All open spaces are on a "first-come, first taken" basis. No reservations are taken.

- No electricity/water is available. Quiet generatiors are permitted.

- Team is responsible for the cleanup of their space by Saturday, July 20, 2019, 6:00PM.

- No ground fires or holes are permitted.

- Teams are responsible for ash and coal dispoal.


- A mandatory Chief Cook's meeting will be held at 8:00AM Saturday, July 20, at the judges tent. Contestants may begin cooking at anytime Saturday morning.

- Each team must have a chief cook.


- Team will turn in their entries on Saturday, July 20, at 4:00PM at judges tent.

- Teams must use the to-go containers provided to them during the Chief Cook's meeting.


- Contest winners will be announced on stage (intersection of Main Street and Superior Street) at 6:00PM, Saturday, July 20.

Th BBQ Cook-Off at Wayland Main Street Celebration is a fundraiser for the Wayland Main Street Program, proceeds will go toward downtown revitalization and community programming.

Wayland Main Street retain the right to expand these rules and regulations as we see fit. For more information about Wayland Main Street visit www.downtownwayland.com. For more information about Main Street Celebration visit http://www.downtownwayland.com/mainstreetcelebration.

This contest is generously sponsored by General RV.

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Downtown Wayland Main Street

159 North Main St

Wayland, MI 49348

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