The 2019 Grillin' for Grads BBQ Cookoff will be held at Festival Plaza in Shreveport on Saturday, April 27 at 12 p.m. Downtown Festival Plaza will be filled with the BBQ aroma of award-winning grilling teams! Saturday, April 27, you be the judge for People’s Choice. With paid admission, guests receive five tasting tickets and one voting token for the People’s Choice “Belly Buster” award. You can vote for your favorite team by placing the voting token into your favorite team’s box. Each token will be considered as one vote towards the People’s Choice finals. The five teams with the most tokens will advance to the final round in a blind tasting at the Rib Cage (near stage) by a selection of five special guest judges. The winner will take home the “Belly Buster” Trophy and the $1,000 cash prize.
All proceeds from the BBQ Cook-off will go toward the Ark-La-Tex Ambassadors' College Scholarship Essay Contest for Ark-La-Tex high school seniors.
12:00 noon – Gates Open to Public
12:00-3:30 – People’s Choice Open to Public
12:00-1:30 – Professor Pork Chop & The Dirty Dishes
1:45 – Rib Eating Contest on Main Stage
2:00-2:30 – Kid’s Cook Off Check In – Table at Main Stage
2:15-4:00 – Bayou Gypsy Band on Main Stage
2:30 – Cooks Meeting – Red Hut
4:00 – Turn In Time & Judging
3:30 – Pick People’s Choice Token Boxes
4:00 – Final People’s Choice Competition
Awards Ceremony Following People’s Finals
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