On July 3-5, 2015, Lake Placid will host the 10th annual I Love Barbecue & Music Festival, an International and National level barbecue and grilling competition and festival that benefits the Shipman Youth Center of Lake Placid (SYC). The competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), the world’s largest organization of barbecue and grilling enthusiasts.
Forty professional barbecue teams from around the country and abroad are expected to attend this year’s festival. On July 5th, those teams will compete to win the title of the Grand Champion of The Lake Placid, NY – I Love Barbecue Festival. On July 4th, six annual I Love Barbecue Junior World Championship will be held. Competitors age 12-15 and 16-21 will square off for the title of the Junior World Barbecue Champion.
In addition to the barbecue and grilling competition, the tenth annual ILBBQF event will also include music, children’s activities, arts and crafts, vendor exposition, food demonstrations, Krusher Stunt Team BMX bike show and celebrity appearances.
Proceeds from the ILBBQF will benefit The Shipman Youth Center, a not-for-profit community organization in Lake Placid that provides support to children and youth ages 10-18. The center was inspired by Thomas Shipman, a designated Lake Placid youth police officer who died in 1999. For the last 16 years, SYC has provided services to over 4,000 children. Programs include homework time and assistance, community services, recreational services, weekly family-style dinners, dances, and guest speakers. SYC provides a supervised, safe and exciting environment where local children can grow and develop as individuals.
Courtyard by Marriott Lake Placid is proud to be a Gold Level sponsor of this year’s I Love Barbecue & Music Festival. We invite you to join us on July 3-5 in Lake Placid NY to enjoy everything the family friendly ILBBQF event has to offer!
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