Backyard Wings, Brews and BBQ Cook-off at Mylan Park
Published: Friday, August 24, 2012
Updated: Friday, August 24, 2012 06:08
Pig out at Mylan Park Saturday with the best brews, barbecue and much more, all while contributing to a good cause.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Morgantown is sponsoring its first Backyard Wings, Brews and BBQ Cook-off Saturday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
For just $5 per car, attendees can sample barbecue dishes and other delicious menu items from area restaurants including Buffalo Wild Wings, Texas Roadhouse, Coaches, Sports Page, Roma’s and Big Frank’s Barbecue.
"We want to create an event where everyone feels welcome, whether it’s families, couples or students," said (Morgantown House Charities Executive Director and CEO) Steven De Jesus.
All proceeds for the event will go to the RMHC in Morgantown.
More specifically, earnings will go toward the development of the Ronald McDonald Family Room at the WVU Children’s Hospital.
The project is scheduled to be complete by February 2013.
Just make sure to fill out a ballot as you chow down. A contest will be held where each participating restaurant will have the opportunity to win judges’ and people’s choice in wings and barbecue dishes.
The winners will receive a Mountaineer statue carved out of coal.
For those with a lighter appetite, the event has much to offer in entertainment, whether you’re 60, 16 or six.
"To create that feeling we are not only having wings, beer and barbecue, we are including an antique car show, a kid’s activity center with a bouncy house and face painting, a craft show and snow cone truck," De Jesus said.
There will also be an exciting opportunity for sports fans.
Just in time for the start of the Big 12 season, an autograph session with former NFL Quarterback and Super Bowl winner Jeff Hostetler and Hall of Fame coach Don Nehlen will be held during the day.
For lovers of live music, an eclectic mix of performances from modern rock to bluegrass will be provided by local bands Junior Fez, Shane Meade and the Sound, Higher Ground and 3 Nuts and a Woody.
Other numerous and popular home-based businesses and crafters, such as Mary Kay, Scentsy, Lia Sophia and many more, will be on site for you to explore as well.
If your Saturday is free and you are looking for the perfect opportunity to eat some delicious food, listen to some of the area’s finest music and give back to a worthy cause, Mylan Park is the place to be.