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Grill masters, amateurs put ‘BBQ’ skills to the test

Folsom Lake Entertainer
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Mark your calendar for the Cameron Park Community Services District’s Grillin' and Chillin' event Sept. 15 at Cameron Park Lake. The barbecue competition and event was formerly known as Rib Stock. Tina Helm, recreation supervisor for Cameron Park Community Services District, said this is an event in which seasoned grill masters as well as the amateur backyard grillers can compete side by side. There will be live music, a fun zone for children, crafts, vendors, exhibitors and “amazing food,” she said. For a $100 entrance fee, contestants can share their grilled masterpieces to include vegetables, meet, fish and poultry. Each entrant is asked to bring five pounds of whatever they grill for the people’s choice competition. Last year, Helm said between 2,000 and 3,000 people enjoyed the event. Those who are interested in being a competitor or vendor are asked to contact the Cameron Park Community Services District at (530) 677-2231 or email cpcsd@cameronpark.org. ~ Penne Usher ----- KNOW AND GO What: Cameron Park Grillin’ and Chillin’ When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 15 Where: 2989 Cambridge Road at the lake in Cameron Park Cost: $5 per person, children under 6 free