August 16, 2017 – United Way of Nevada County announces its 11th annual Backyard BBQ Competition and Car & Motorcycle Show, “Grills ‘n’ Grilles” which will be held on August 26th at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley. This event includes local teams competing in a Backyard BBQ contest as well as Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) cooks from all over the Western United States competing in the State Championship BBQ contest. If you’re a BBQ aficionado, and would like to compete in either the Backyard BBQ or KCBS competition, please register your team now!

Come see professional BBQ Teams battle it out as they compete for a California State Championship title, Team of the Year Points, and cash prizes! As the crowd gathers in the park, the air will be filled with the sweet smells of hickory and slow-smoked beef, pork and chicken while music plays. Sample the best of Nevada County’s Backyard BBQ-ers and vote for your favorite local team! Other food and specialty vendors will be available. A Car & Motorcycle Show will also be taking place with every make, model and year, including electric vehicles. The 3rd annual Derek Sorensen Memorial Disc Golf Tournament will take place early in the day, with disc golf demonstrations during the event. There will be beer and wine, fun raffles and a special play area for children. Western Gateway Park is also known for its dog park, playground, bocce balls courts, and many other amenities, all of which will also be open during the event. Admission is free.

Sign up now if you want to register your car, motorcycle or BBQ team. Disc golf players can register the day of the tournament from 8:00am-9:15am; for more information contact Woody at (530) 272-4400. To register a BBQ team or vehicle, or be a vendor or sponsor of this great event, please contact United Way at (530) 274-8111 or .

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 For more information about the event, visit . You can keep up with all of the event details on Facebook – .