KENOSHA, WI--(Marketwire - Jun 27, 2012) - The annual Grill Games BBQ Competition & Lakefront Festival is the ultimate destination for all ages and this year will be extended to two fun-filled days with free admission! Event sponsor, vendor and craft fair registration is also now open and applications can be found online. Sponsored by Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce, this two-day event includes a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned competition, music festival, carnival, and craft fair, as well as historic streetcar rides to and from the event grounds, located at 56th Street and 1st Avenue in Kenosha.
The Grill Games main attraction, a KCBS sanctioned BBQ competition features teams from around the region competing for $9,000 in prizes and trophies. "It is with great excitement that in 2012 we announce additional competitions following the KCBS BBQ competition that will include Dessert, Best of Grill Games, Anything Goes, and People's Choice competitions. These competitions are aimed at increasing attendee participation in the festivities," said Lou Molitor, Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.
The featured bands on the main stage include: The Bounty Hunters, a southern rock and cover band; The Sweet Tarts, a high-energy dance band; TRIP, a classic rock band; Smokin' Gunz, a Chicago country rock band; and The Love Monkeys, a Milwaukee native rock-pop-reggae-country band. The second stage will feature local bands. The schedule is available on our website.
The family activity area will feature a carnival and more than 40 regional and local arts and crafts vendors. Popular BBQ food will be available for purchase from various food vendors along with adult and soft drink beverages.
The financial proceeds of Grill Games 2012 help support Kenosha County youth and child abuse prevention programs, including Women and Children's Horizons, Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, and Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce scholarship programs. For more event information, visit www.grillgames.org, follow us on Facebook and Twitter or call 262.654.1234.