Event Registration

More Info on the Pork in the Park Competition

Here's What You Need To Know

Should the following information not answer all of your questions, please feel free to contact PorkintheparkCadillac@gmail.com for additional information.

General Information
  • Entry Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. $100 or $125 Must be accompanied with the registration form which is due no later than June 1st , 2023.

  • Pork in the Park BBQ Challenge is a BBQ rib only competition, with an optional Chicken Wing entry. It will be held on Saturday, July 8th, 2023 on Lake Street, Cadillac City Park Cadillac Mi.

  • Best Ribs Cash Prize Awarded:
    • 1st - $1,000 & Trophy
    • 2nd - $500
    • 3rd - $200

  • Optional Wing Contest:
    • 1st - $500
    • 2nd - $300
    • 3rd - $100

  • EVERY CONTESTANT will earn voucher “votes” which will be entered into a drawing for a chance to WIN Raffle!

All teams in the BBQ Rib contest and Voucher Vote must:

  • 1. Pre-Registered and have paid non-refundable, $100 entry fee ($125 w/ Chicken)

  • 2. Have one Pit Boss “Chief Cook”, who is responsible for their team.

  • 3. Attend the cooks meeting at Charming North’s “The North Room” 105 S Mitchell St Cadillac, MI 49601 June 10th at 8AM.
    • a. Competition and People’s Vote timelines will be distributed during meeting
    • b. Judging procedures and criteria will be gone over during meeting.
    • c. Questions will be answered, if presented

  • 4. Provide their own seasoning and cooker/grill

  • 5. Cook on Charcoal, wood fired, wood pellet or propane of any design

  • 6. All cooking MUST be performed in your designated cooking area

  • 7. Have a current inspected fire extinguisher on hand at all times.

  • 8. Will be provided a 10x20 space to cook in. Over sized trailers must be approved before the competition, no vehicles will be allowed to be parked in the cooking space.

  • 9. No alcoholic beverages are allowed.

  • 10. Electric plug ins are limited and will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.

  • 11. At all times, teams will respect the rights of the other teams. Profane language or infringement on another team’s site will not be permitted

For additional information Please Email PorkintheparkCadillac@gmail.com !!!! Or visit the freedom fest website www.Cadillacfreedomfestival.com.

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Download a printable version of the Pork in the Park Application HERE.