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Hartville Hardware 2019 GrillFest & BBQ Battle

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 2:00 PM

Official BBQ Battle Spare Ribs Grill Competition Information & Rules General Information: The grills will be available for you to begin cooking on promptly at 7:00 AM. Please gauge the prep and cooking time needed to prepare your dish in order for it to be presented to the judges promptly at 3:00 PM. If you need to begin at 7:00 AM, staff will be on hand to check you in and get you started, however we do ask that all cooks be on hand no later than 10:00 AM to begin their set up. We ask that you turn in ribs for judging (containers will be supplied to submit your sample). Grill Competition Official Rules: Contestants may cook individually or as part of a team. Please note that only one prize will be awarded for the winning ribs. Contestant must choose at the time of registration whether they would like to compete on a Big Green Egg, Weber or Traeger grill. We will only allow 8 spots for each grill (on a first-come basis). Ribs will not be available for preparation until 7:00 AM the day of the event. Prizes will be awarded for Best Ribs on a Big Green Egg ($250 HH Gift Card), Best Ribs on a Weber ($250 HH Gift Card), Best Ribs on a Traeger ($250 HH Gift Card), with an additional $250 HH Gift Card awarded for Best in Show. Judging will be via a blind taste test. All registered cooks will be provided with the following the day of the cook off: 1 Large Big Green Egg on Nest with Plate Setter, 1 Weber Genesis II or 1 Traeger Pro 575 1 Load of Charcoal, Propane or Hickory Pellets Two Racks of Ribs 1 4ft x 2.5ft Prep Table (You will share an 8ft table with another competitor) 1 folding chair Basic Sanitation Supplies Sampling Containers & Utensils Judging Container You must provide: All ingredients required to prepare your dish Thermometer BBQ tools Oven mitts Smoking wood if desired Seasonings Nonstick cooking spray Foil Paper towels Cleaning supplies Knives Cutting boards Any additional grilling accessories Only 8 spots will be available for each grill brand category (Big Green Egg, Weber & Traeger). Registration is $35. All competitors will receive the following: Official GrillFest T-Shirt, GrillFest Apron and one entry for a chance to win a Traeger Pro 575 (up to $799 retail value). 100% of Proceeds from the competition will be donated to the Lake Township F.I.S.H. local Food Pantry. F.I.S.H.'S function is to be a source of assistance for people in need in the Lake Township, Ohio area. Help includes groceries, clothing, utilities, housing payments and other miscellaneous help as needed. For more information or questions regarding this competition, please contact: Katherine Merkle, Director of Marketing at kmerkle@hartvillehardware.com or 330.877.3631 Ext. 1088. Caitlin Foltz, Retail Events and Social Media Coordinator at cfoltz@hartvillehardware.com or 330.877.3631 Ext. 1082

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