The Rib Doctors.

April 9, 2018 – United Way of Nevada County has decided to hold their annual Grills ‘n’ Grilles fundraising event during a cooler part of the year… in October! This year it will be held Saturday, Oct. 13th at 11am…mark your calendars now! The location will be the same, in beautiful Western Gateway Park. United Way is hoping for an even larger crowd this year.

This fun event will include a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned competition as well as the local’s Backyard BBQ contest. The first place winner of the 2017 Backyard BBQ People’s Choice 1st place award “The Rib Doctors” headed up by long-time Backyard BBQ-er Kristian Hockinson will be back to defend his title. The event also includes a Car Show, the Derek Sorensen Memorial Disc Golf Tournament, live music, vendors and a children’s area.

United Way of Nevada County’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. United Way of Nevada County envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their desired potential through Healthy Lives, Education and Income Stability. To that end, the service priority is to strive to assure individuals and families in Nevada County are able to meet their basic needs for Food, Emergency Shelter, and Access to Health care. More information about United Way can be found at

United Way is currently looking for sponsors for this wonderful event, as well as BBQ teams, Car Show registrants and vendors. If you have any questions, please call 274-8111 or email