The Connecticut Barbecue Cookoff at Powder Ridge Park in Middlefield on Saturday, July 25, features a barbecue competition, a beer and wine garden, live music, family activities and a classic car show.
Participants in the cookoff include Shoreline Prime Meats & Deli, Johnny Utah’s South Norwalk, The Mill at 2T, Taino Smokehouse, Knuckleheads and Fire at the Ridge, and they’ll compete for a People’s Choice Award and Judges’ Choice Award.
Tickets are $15 (free for children 12 and under); proceeds from the event benefit End Hunger Connecticut! The event opens at noon. Information: powderridgepark.com.