BRITT | A relaxing day filled with food and music will return to Britt for the fourth year.
Grillin’ and Chillin’ event, which features the Ron Eisenman Britt BBQ competition and a performance from the Kraft Brothers, will take place Saturday, Sept. 23, at City Park.
“It’s a real neat deal,” said Travis Hagen, event organizer.
The event kicks off with the barbecue competition, which is in its fourth year as a competition and its third as a memorial event for Ron Eisenman.
“We had it one year, and Ron passed away,” Hagen said. “He was a huge hog producer, so we did it after him. He was well-liked in the community.”
The invite-only competition, which Hagen has limited to 20 competitors, currently has at least 15 individuals, or teams, participating. Competitors must register by noon on Sept. 23.
The participants compete in two divisions. The first is the open division that requires the cooking of any dish featuring pork, and the second is for pork loin, which is donated by the Hancock County Pork Producers. It costs $25 per entry to participate and those proceeds are awarded to the first-, second- and third-place finishers in each division.
Cooking for the competition begins at 10 a.m. Samples and judging begin at 4 p.m.
The Kraft Brothers, sponsored by the Britt Chamber of Commerce, will perform from 4 to 7 p.m.
“We just want for everybody to come out and enjoy the park, enjoy Britt and have a good time,” Hagen said.
For more information about the event, call Travis Hagen at 641-843-8302.