Carrollton Invites All BBQ Enthusiasts for an Afternoon of GRILLED Fun and Food
Gear up for an afternoon of good ol’ grilling. Carrollton’s inaugural GRILLED event will satisfy cravings from all ages with some delicious barbecue Saturday, September 29 from 1-6 p.m. at McInnish Park (2335 Sandy Lake Road).
Check out the day’s lineup for a family-friendly event of finger-lickin’ cookin’.
Build-Your-Own BBQ Plate Lunch Obstacle Course
Prepare to earn lunch by participating in a series of three obstacle courses, one of which is a 60-ft camouflage-covered, inflatable course for kids and adults. After completion of the courses, receive a well-deserved barbecue plate lunch. Participation is $5 (lunch included). Non-participants can purchase a barbecue plate for $7.
Chalk Art for Charity
That inner masterpiece is waiting to emerge! Express yourself with the sidewalk as your canvas. Chalk for Charity will sell chalk to all budding artists.
Drone Racing and Demos, 1 p.m.
While enjoying the savory barbecue, watch drone racing and demonstrations that show off the cool maneuvers drones can perform. Pilots will hop their drones between two baseball fields and up and over (and maybe even through) a thick line of trees. Accomplished drone pilots can register ahead of time to join the race.
Vintage Base Ball Game, 2 p.m.
Enjoy the nostalgia of an old-fashioned vintage base ball game between the A.W. Perry Homestead Carrollton Elite and the Farmers Branch Mustangs. Each team wears a replica of the City’s original uniform from the early 1900s and the game is played by 1860s rules and customs. Huzzah! This will be an unforgettable game.
Rib Eating Competition, 3 p.m.
Watch brave meat eaters take on a pile of ribs for a chance to win the coveted Rib Trophy. To join the competition, register online at cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow under the Community section or call 972-466-9808 for more information.
Bite & Demos Tent, 4-6 p.m.
Learn tips and tricks from professional barbecue competitors and meet award winning barbecue professional Kevin Riley. Tastings from the Mayberry Memorial Cook-off’s final competitors will be available for purchase. Entrance into the tent is free.
Melissa Ratley, 4-6 p.m.
Texas country music singer Melissa Ratley will entertain barbecue enthusiasts later in the afternoon with her iconic singer-songwriter style. For Melissa, “music is power, drive, and creating a symbiotic relationship with the audience.” She has performed at Adair’s in Dallas, the Twilite Lounge in Deep Ellum, the White Elephant Saloon in the Stockyards of Fort Worth, and opened for Janie Fricke at The Kessler.
Sponsors for the event include Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery Center. The City of Carrollton is also partnering with the Chalk for Charity and the Mayberry Memorial organizations.For more information visit cityofcarrollton/events.