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2020 BBQ Cook-Off at Wayland Main Street Celebration

Wayland Main Street

Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

2020 BBQ Cook-Off at Wayland Main Street Celebration

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee
Chicken Only Registration   more info May 29, 2020 $75.00 $6.20
Pork Rib Only Registration   more info May 29, 2020 $75.00 $6.20
Chicken & Rib Registration   more info May 29, 2020 $100.00 $7.72

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Wayland Main Street welcomes Pro Pit Masters and backyard chefs to compete in this year's BBQ Cook-Off at Main Street Celebration. Teams may compete in either the Rib or Chicken 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:

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 appropriate 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 generators are permitted. 

- Team is responsible for the cleanup of their space by Saturday, June 6, 2020, 6:00PM.

- No ground fires or holes are permitted.

- Teams are responsible for ash and coal disposal.


- Contestants will follow KCBS Rules

- A mandatory Chief Cook's meeting will be held at 9:00AM Saturday, June 6th, at the judge’s tent. Contestants may begin cooking at any time Saturday morning.

- Each team must have a chief cook.


- Team will turn in their entries on Saturday, June 6, at 2:00 PM for Chicken & 2:30 PM for Ribs at judge’s 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 approximately 5:00PM, Saturday, June 6th.


The 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 For more information about Main Street Celebration visit

This contest is generously sponsored by General RV.


Have questions about 2020 BBQ Cook-Off at Wayland Main Street Celebration? Contact Wayland Main Street

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Downtown Wayland Main Street
159 North Main St
Wayland, MI 49348

Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Wayland Main Street

Wayland Main Street organizes and implements a holistic revitalization program for Downtown Wayland. We are friends and neighbors pulling together in a grassroots organization powered by community business and property owners, employees and volunteers, and residents and visitors of all ages. We are building legacy by encouraging and catalyzing preservation, investment and development. We are hometown folks celebrating place by bringing people together at special events, promoting awareness and involvement, and instilling pride in Wayland.

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