Grill teams needed for BBQ ribs competition

Oakland County Parks and Recreation and Lathrup Village invite teams to register for a barbecue ribs cooking competition in the fourth annual BBQ Battle at the Summer in the Village festival. The event takes place on Saturday, June 14 at Lathrup Village Municipal Park.

 
“Competitors and guests can enjoy live music from bands and a beer tent nearby featuring Michigan brands,” Recreation Program Supervisor Laurie Stasiak said.
 
The battle runs from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and is limited to the first 30 registered teams. Entry is $45/team (additional $10 for the dessert competition). Competitors supply their own grills and may use wood, charcoal or gas. Teams check in between 7:30 and 9 a.m. Judging begins at 3:30 p.m.
 
Cash prizes will be awarded by the Lathrup Village Foundation; for first place, $500; second place, $400; third place $300; fourth place, $200; and fifth place, $100.
 
Register for the BBQ Battle by June 6; contact Laurie Stasiak at 248-424-7076 or stasiakl@oakgov.com or Maralee Rosemond at 248-424-7076.
 
In addition to the BBQ Battle, visitors will have a chance to win barbecue grills. Raffle tickets are $1 each. Supported by Bourlier’s Barbecue and Fireplace, Inc. and Home Depot of Southfield, first prize isa Big Green Egg BBQ & Smoker & accessories valued at $1,100. Second prize is a Brinkmann 3 Burner Gas/Charcoal Grill & Smoker valued at $300. The raffle winners will be drawn at 6 p.m. at the event.   
 
The Summer in the Village free festival celebrates its 11th year featuring fun, family activities: Oakland County Get Outdoors! Adventures including GO! Fish; BBQ Battle; food court; music; art fair; nature programs; mini pub; grilling demonstrations; and more.
 
Lathrup Village Municipal Park is located directly behind the Lathrup Village Municipal Building at 27400 Southfield Road.
 
For more information, visit summerinthevillage.com, DestinationOakland.comFacebook and Twitter @DestinationOak.