The Heat is On
8th Annual Grillers Cup Sept. 23 – 24
MYRTLE BEACH, SC – Take your taste buds on a trip to Lakewood Camping Resort for the 8th Annual Grillers Cup September 23 & 24. The two-day event brings wing & barbeque lovers together to raise money for Help 4 Kids and Backpack Buddies.
On Friday, 20 teams from across the state of South Carolina will first compete in the Wing Competition. Beginning at 6 p.m., the public also gets a chance to taste their cookin’ when they donate to Help 4 Kids. Tickets are 1 for every $1 donation.
On Saturday, it’s onto the Pork Butt competition, which is sanctioned and judged by the South Carolina BBQ Association. Saturday’s cook-off opens to the public at 11 a.m. This year, Lakewood is also serving up mouth-watering sides to go with your barbeque.
When guests need a break from the food-tasting, they can browse the Silent Auction Tent and bid on exciting items including show tickets, camping equipment & other prize packages.
Both Friday & Saturday will feature live music and vendors. The family-friendly event will include face painting on Friday. Guests can also spin the Lakewood Camping Resort prize wheel for a chance to win prizes. On Saturday, kids can enjoy fun & games with Big Air Trampoline Park. WonderWorks will also be on site selling attraction tickets for $15. From each ticket sold, $5 will go to Help4Kids.
On Saturday, Lakewood Camping Resort will also be offering $5 Fun Passes. It’s a chance for the public to experience the thrilling amenities offered at the resort, including three waterslides, a lazy river & a children’s splash pad. Lakewood Camping Resort is also running a Hall-O-Wood special for Grillers Cup guests! Attendees can book their spook-tacular weekend getaway at 10% off when they book at the Lakewood tent during the event on Friday and Saturday.*
In 2021, the Grillers Cup raised $10,000 for Help 4 Kids/Backpack Buddies. Backpack Buddies is a Horry County non-profit that works to help eliminate child hunger in the community. The organization supplies participating schools with nutritious, self-serve food to feed children when not at school.
More on the competition & team registration
The Best Chicken Wing Competition on Friday will be judged by a team of celebrity judges. Prize for best wings is $300.
Saturday’s Pork Butt competition is sanctioned and judged by the South Carolina BBQ Association and counts toward the state championship rankings.
Pork Butt Competition Prizes:
First Place Trophy + $1,500.00 + Free Entry to 2023 Event
Second Place Trophy + $1,000.00
Third Place Trophy + $800.00
One campsite is included in $300 registration fee along with water, and sewer. Each site is at least 35 FT.
In 2021, the Grillers Cup raised $10,000 for Help 4 Kids & Backpack Buddies. Backpack Buddies is a Horry County non-profit that works to help eliminate child hunger in the community. The organization supplies participating schools with nutritious, self-serve food to feed children when not at school.
Those interested in competing can CLICK HERE to learn more about how to register. Registration closes August 31, 2022. Those with questions can contact Jessica Stevens at 843-447-7326.
Businesses interested in donating to the Silent Auction can click here. You can email the completed form to info@Help4Kidssc.org.
* Offer is only valid on Sept. 23 & 24, 2022 for reservations made at the Lakewood Grillers Cup tent. Offer is only valid for October reservations that include a Hall-O-Wood weekend. Offer cannot be applied to existing reservations.