Grillers Cup

Fire up your taste buds for the 9th Annual Grillers Cup at Lakewood Camping Resort this Friday and Saturday, September 22 & 23!

The two-day event, which is open to the public, brings wing & barbeque lovers together to raise money for Backpack Buddies of Horry County, a local non-profit that provides food, clothing, and other essentials to children.

On Friday, 20 teams from across the state will light their grills and compete for the title of Best Wings. The event, which will be held near Lake Perry at the front of the resort, will open to the public at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, it’s time for some mouth-watering pork butts! It’s sanctioned and judged by the South Carolina BBQ Association. Saturday’s cook-off opens to the public at 11 a.m.

On both days, guests can purchase $5 punch cards (cash only), each worth five samples. Think of them as a passport to your wing and barbeque tasting journey as you visit each cook team’s campsite.

Tickets will also be available for purchase for $1 drinks and chips on Friday, as well as hearty side items Saturday.

The event will also feature live music, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and free family fun, including inflatables.

Guests can also visit partnering businesses including Campers Inn, Camping World and more! WonderWorks will also be on-site selling tickets for $15. Proceeds from each ticket sold will go to Backpack Buddies.

On Saturday, Lakewood Camping Resort will also offer $5 Fun Passes. It’s a chance for the public to

experience the thrilling amenities offered at the resort, including our waterpark.

In 2022, the Grillers Cup raised $11,000 for Backpack Buddies. We believe, with the support of our community, we can top that fundraising total in 2023!


Registration Information:

Best Chicken Wing Competition on Friday will be judged by a team of celebrity judges. Cash 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 2024 Event
Second Place Trophy + $1,000.00
Third Place Trophy + $800.00

Cost of ONE campsite is included in cost of entry along with water, and sewer.

Cooking teams may arrive on Thursday from 12 PM – 10:30 PM or Friday from 9 AM- 2 PM. Teams may stay until 11 AM on Sunday.

If you need additional campsites for camping purposes, call Jessica at 843-447-7326 to reserve at a reduced rate of $48/night. Don’t have a camper?

Lakewood Camping Resort also has vacation rentals available for rent by calling LCR at 843-447-7322. There aren’t discounts for vacation rentals.

To view the full Cooker’s Packet for more information on how to register, CLICK HERE or view the document below.

Participation is available on a first come, first served basis, so mark your calendar and send in your registration today! Registration period closes August 31, 2023.

Businesses interested in donating to the Silent Auction can CLICK HERE . You can email the completed form to

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