BBQ Battle | Flint Farmers Market

BBQ Battle

July 19, 2014 - 10:00 AM


Flint, MI – The 10th Annual BBQ Battle at the Flint Farmers’ Market will be proudly presented by Dort Federal Credit Union on Saturday, July 19 from 10 AM to 5 PM. Several PROFESSIONAL BBQ experts from the Flint area are expected to participate. The contestants will be judged on their BBQ ribs by certified, celebrity and guest judges and the winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m.

Those interested in participating must be licensed through the Genesee County Health Department. Applications are available on the market website and in the market office. Participants must be registered to compete by July 12. The grilling experts will be cooking and selling BBQ favorites throughout the day. LIVE entertainment will be provided by local favorite Bill Toll & Cidy Zoo. There will be plenty of fun for the whole family!

The BBQ Battle will again offer a “try it then buy it” special starting at 12 noon and ending when the samples run out. Patrons will pay $5, and be given a chance to try a 1/2 oz. sample of each participating griller’s pulled BBQ pork. Samplers will then be able to cast a people’s choice vote for their favorite pulled pork.

bbq20143:00p.m. – Awards Given at 4:30 p.m. on front lawn.No more than eight area restaurants will compete in the cook-off, which will take place at 3:00pm. All participants will be judged on ribs. There will be additional optional categories including: pulled pork, brisket, chicken and fruit/vegetable. Those restaurants that register by JULY 16 will be mentioned in all paid advertising. Try It then Buy It Samples and 11:00a.m. – until samples run out (likely by 1 p.m.) BBQ Battle Application

You are invited to be a part of this by providing customers who have purchased a punch card with SMALL tastes of your pulled pork. Patrons will pay $5, receive a punch card with each BBQ’s name on it. This year we will ask for a FULL pan of pulled pork at 11 am from you – we will have a separate sampling area manned by our own volunteers –we’ll do the samples until they run out.

If you CHOOSE to participate by donating a FULL pan for this portion of the event your $50 ENTRY FEE will be WAIVED. Customers will be able to turn the punch card in after they try each sample with a vote for their favorite and be entered to win market gifts – this will provide us with a people’s choice winner!

Attached you will find the entry form. The entry fee is $50 and must be paid (unless you are donating a full pan of pulled pork for the Try It then Buy It/People’s Choice) in order for you to be included in all paid advertising on CARS 108, WDZZ, CK105 and B95 radio stations. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to promote your business at the BBQ Battle at the Market so register early! Form due by July 14 – to be included in radio ads! If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me at 810-964-5325 or

Karianne Martus
Flint Farmers’ Market
Public Relations & Marketing

Flint Farmers’ Market 11th Annual BBQ Battle presented by Dort Federal Credit Union