On May 15 and 16, 2015, the South Grand Lake Lions Club will host its fifth annual KCBS sanctioned BBQ Festival.

This hugely popular event promises to be bigger and better than ever, with a purse for this year’s event of $10,000, which should bring in even more World Class BBQ Competitors.

This will be a day to bring the family out to hear live music and taste some great barbecue prepared by award winning contestants.

We will have the free kids’ zone, with bounce houses, games, prizes, Safari Joe, face painting, hula hoop contest and much much more.

There will also be a variety of local food and merchandise vendors.

The event will be held this year on the east side of the ball fields where the City of Langley has installed 56 permanent 50 amp RV spots in support of the continued growth of this event.

This will allow us to accommodate more competitors, and ultimately increase our support to the community and the Backpack Program.

Friday night, there will be live music provided by Don White from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

On Saturday, contestants will have the opportunity to enter up to four Meat Entries, with cash prizes for First through Tenth Place in each category, and with Grand Champion taking $2,000 and Reserve Champion $1,300.

Live Music will be provided by “The Darrel Lee Band” from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The proceeds from this event will benefit the Ketchum Warrior Backpack Program.

We were able to increase our support this year to feed 125 kids each week.

BBQ Meals will be served by the Lions Club and advance tickets can be purchased at Valley National Bank, Grand Lake Medical Center, Langley Tag Agency and the Grand Lake Chronicle, in Langley.

We invite everyone to come out to the Festival to have a good time and support your community.

To enter the competition, please contact Darrel Hicks at 918-261-5422. If you would like to be a vendor, contact Virginia Gibson at 918-645-5641.

For more details on entering or on the event itself, please visit the website at www.grandlakebbq.com.

We can’t wait to see you at the 2015 Grand Lake BBQ Festival!

Grand Lake BBQ Festival 2015