The smell and sizzle of mouth-watering meats will soon fill the air in downtown Minden.
Minden Main Street will be hosting the 4th annual Grilling On Main event, located, of course, on Main Street from June 7-8. This event will be a host to a variety of enjoyable activities, including a BBQ Cook-Off, a cornhole tournament, music, and a fireworks show.
“b1BANK is excited to serve as the Title Sponsor for Grilling on Main for the fourth consecutive year,” said Mike Burton b1BANK Minden market president. “This is a fun, family-friendly event that the entire community looks forward to every June. Downtown Minden will be hopping with food and craft vendors, BBQ grilling teams, activities for the kids and live music. At the b1BANK tent, you can register to win free Miranda Lambert concert tickets. Stop by and visit with us!”
There is still time to apply for being a Food/Craft Vendor as well as the BBQ Cook-Off and Cornhole Tournament. Though the deadline for these applications is June 7, Thomas Adams, Chairman of the Minden Main Street Board, said “The earlier the better” in regards to turning in applications.
The BBQ Cook Off will have three categories, those being chicken, spare rib, and brisket with the entry fee being $150. The competition will be giving more than $8000 in cash prizes to the top placing competitors, from 1st-8th place.
Those who aren’t competing in the competition can still participate by being a part of the People’s Choice Contest. The winner of this event will be decided by the public through a tasting cup program, with the winner receiving $500.
There will also a Cornhole Tournament starting at 6 p.m. on Friday. The title sponsor for this event is Gibsland Bank and Trust. The fee to enter the tournament is $50, and it will have up to a maximum of 50 teams. The rules of the American Cornhole Association will be applied, though it is not an officially sanctioned event. The teams who earn 1st-4th place will earn cash prizes, those being $500, $250, $100, and $50 respectively.
During Friday evening there will also be a fireworks show, which is sponsored by Horseshoe Dental.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will also be taking part in the activities Grilling on Main offers, accepting the invitation from Minden City Mayor Terry Gardner.
Gardner had this to say about the event Grilling On Main. “It’s a party in and of itself. It’s a good time.”
If you are interested in any of the events taking place at Grilling on Main, you can find the applications at the Minden City Hall, located on 520 Broadway Street.