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Entrance Fee: FREE

Friday September 13th 2013
BBQ'ers and vendors can start to setup after 6:00pm
Saturday September 14th 2013
General Public Event Starts at 12:00pm and ends at 10:00pm
Quantico Corporate Center
Far parking lot at the end of the road
Stafford VA, 22554
Take exit 148 off of 95 and head towards Marine Corps Base Quantico. Head south on route 1 and take your first right into Quantico Corporate Center. The event will be held in the farthest parking lot at the top of the hill.
Catered BBQ
Uncle Freds BBQ Smoke Shack from Bristow, VA will be catering this event. Uncle Fred's BBQ provides some of the most authentic brisket, pulled pork, and award winning ribs in the area. Oh, and by the way they have some pretty tasty chicken too.
Cornhole Tournament
Anyone is welcome to sign-up, teams of two are required. The entry is $10.00 per team and the tournament will start at 2:00pm. We will be following official ACA rules and regulations
Live Music on the CloudHASH Security Stage
Live Music will be played throughout the day on the CloudHASH Security Stage featuring bands mentioned below.
Beer Garden
Beer and Wine will be served all day at the Beer Garden by the stage. The Globe and Laurel resturant will be serving beer and the Potomac Point Winery will be serving the wine.
We will be raffling off various items donated by Giant Food, The Washington Redskins The Washington Nationals, scentsy and various other vendors. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the event.
Lego Tournament
A local FIRST FCC Lego League team will be on hand performing robot demonstrations; they will also be running multiple Lego building tournaments from 12pm to 2pm.
The Grilling For A Cure Backyard BBQ will feature two meat categories that each contestant must cook and present to the panel of judges chosen by the event staff. Each contestant will be allowed 20 hours to prepare and cook both categories. Each team will be responsible for preparing, cooking and serving both to the judges according to the GFAC official rules. A panel of three judges chosen by the event committee will judge each cut of meat individually in accordance with the GFAC official rules. There will be one $500 prize awarded to the overall winner of the contest. Each contestant will be judged on the following categories:
All food prepared by contestants, not being used for judging, will be donated to the Thurman Brisben Center, a local homless shelter in Fredericksburg, VA.
Each team will provide their own brisket. Upon arrival, the brisket must be inspected. No cooking shall begin until the meat inspector has approved your beef brisket. Turn in time for brisket will be 2:00pm**
Pork Butt
Each team will provide their own pork butt. Upon arrival, the pork must be inspected. No cooking shall begin until the meat inspector has approved your pork. Turn in time for the pork will be 3:00pm**.
*Weight sizes will vary
**The Schedule is subject to change

Think you have what it takes to be the best BBQ? Then sign-up to be a contestant Click Here
Proceeds from the 2013 Backyard BBQ will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Since 1949, LLS has been dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.
Grilling For A Cure has formed a Light The Night team and you can walk with us by joining our team. You can do this by filling out the form from our Light The Night page Here
LLS Mission
Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Learn More
LLS Contribution
LLS has awarded more than $750 million in research funding for all blood cancers.
Light The Night
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocacy for lifesaving treatments and the most promising cancer research anywhere. And it's all happening now. Not someday, today. Learn More
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  • Tim Litvin

    Tim Litvin is a young country musician from Star Junction, Pennsylvania. Tim Litvin plays original music featuring

    Everyone knows
    Be You
    Junction Town
    Dust In The Rearview Mirror

  • The Kore

    The Members of The Kore have been playing a diverse mix of music ranging from R&B, Soul, Pop, Country, and Classic Rock in and around the Fredericksburg area for over 20 years!

    Greg Sutler on Guitar and vocals
    Konard Williams on Bass
    Mike Gianforte on the drums
    Larry Townley on the keyboards

  • Center Point

    Center Point is a group of talented local musicians who will perform for you an eclectic mix of 70's classic rock (CCR, Clapton, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull) and latest pop (Rihanna, Colbie Caillat, Adele, Sade)

    Carolyn Almodovar - Vocals
    Shri Awalegaonkar - Guitar + Vocals
    Carl Hughey - Bass
    Thomas Ferri - Drums

  • S1NCYCL3

    S1NCYCL3 is a glam band covering Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica, Ratt, Van Halen, Tesla, Dokken, KISS, Alice In Chains and Megadeth.

    Jo - Vocals
    Skoti - Drums
    J. - Guitars
    JOESki - Guitars
    Scotti - Bass/Vocals

Grilling For A Cure was started by BBQ enthusiasts that saw an opportunity to assist their community through a love of Bar-B-Que. The common theme at all BBQ competitions is that they provided a great venue for people of all ages and types to come together and enjoy each other. It was through this vision that the idea to host BBQ competitions for the sick and hungry came about. Not only are these events a popular social gathering but people gain knowledge of issues they may not have been aware of in the first place.

In addition to BBQ cook-off events, Grilling For A Cure will feed the hungry. Every few months, Grilling For A Cure with the help of churches and homeless shelters, holds a BBQ night in-which families and individuals currently receiving assistance for food can come and eat a great meal. We will prepare and serve meals for everyone that needs it and attempt to find local entertainers to come and play music while food is being served.

We also want to show our support our local area charitable organizations, this is done through food donations and event sharing. Each event Grilling For A Cure will allow a certain number of private, non-profit organizations to set up a booth at no cost. We will also be donating all food cooked by contestants to local homeless shelters in the area.
Joseph Peruzzi (Event Coordinator)
1000 Corporate Drive
Stafford VA, 22554
(540) 809-7438
InfoReliance (Coordianting Company)
4050 Legato Road
Fairfax VA, 22033
(703) 246-9360
  • Logo shown on the web site http://www.grillingforacure.org/
  • Logo printed on the sign at the entrance of the event
  • Logo printed on back of event t-shirt
  • Your company will be mentioned in live updates during the event
  • Your company will have one 10x10 tent in the event
  • Logo printed on all promotional posters
  • Logo shown on the top of the web site http://www.grillingforacure.org/
  • Logo printed on sleeve of event t-shirt
  • Your company will be mentioned in all live updates during the event
  • One award will be named after your company and that name will be printed on trophy
  • One of your employees will present one of the awards to the contestants
  • Your company will have one 10x10 tent in the front of the event
  • Company listed in sponsorship list on the web site http://www.grillingforacure.org/
  • Name printed on back of event t-shirt
  • Your company will be mentioned in a live update during the event
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