DURAND — The third-annual Durand Railroad Days Rib Burn will take place May 19 in the parking lot near the water tower between Main and Clinton streets in downtown Durand.

The contest starts with team check-in and meat inspection at 9 a.m. and is sponsored by Graff Chevrolet of Durand, the Mid Michigan Chevy Dealers and Smokin’ in the D BBQ.

This contest is a qualifier for the 2018 GLBBQA Competition Series Team of the Year for Rib Burns in Michigan.

A maximum of 20 teams will be accepted. There will be a cooks’ meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the event tent.

Cooking will start after the cooks’ meeting and inspection is complete. Turn-in time for the contest will be 4:30 p.m. The turn-in location and judging will be in the event tent.

For more information or for a contestant entry form, visit the Durand Railroad Days website or call Kent at (517) 290-8492 or Mike at (810) 516-1020.

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