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TREASURE COAST -- Don't miss out on the food, fun and friends at the second Annual Treasure Coast BBQ Championship, scheduled for May 10 starting at 4:30 p.m. and on May 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Veterans Park Riverwalk Center, at 600 N. Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce.
Last year, more than 5,000 people enjoyed the festivities, all proceeds of which benefit the Humane Society of St. Lucie County.
Sign up for Friday's Best Dessert Contest. Come out on Saturday and enjoy tasty BBQ chicken, pork, ribs and brisket. Enter your "Backyard Division" BBQ team and compete for thousands in prize money. Vote for your favorite BBQ for the People's Choice Award the day of the event. And enjoy live music, cold beer and fun for the whole family.
Held along the beautiful Indian River, this two-day event is sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association and both professional and amateur BBQ teams from across the country will compete for prize money, trophies and bragging rights.
New this year is the Iron Chef Competition. In this unique and exciting event, teams are provided with a box of food items, from which they are expected to prepare a full meal, including an appetizer, entrée and dessert, in just two hours. There is still an opportunity for local "celebrities" to sign up for judging this event and enjoy some of the most fantastic food the teams can create!
There are plenty of other ways to become involved in the Treasure Coast BBQ Championship. Sponsorships are still available, as are opportunities to become a food vendor or an arts and crafts vendor.
To download team and Iron Judge applications and sponsorship forms, visit www.hsslc.org.
Judges are still needed for the competition.
For more information, contact co-chairs Annette Miller at (772) 696-2095 or Carroll Frischkorn at (772) 332-7267.