Let's Get Cookin at Berlin!

Check out Berlin Raceway and Entertainment Complex's inaugural RibStock on Saturday, September 6th presnted by the West Michigan Tourist Association: Your resource for upcoming events, things to do, and experiences you’ll never forget. We are West Michigan.

Ribstock gates open at 12:30, event starts at 1pm and lasts till 9pm.

RibStock is a backyard BBQ grilling competition with two divisions. The Heavy Hitters competition will be competing for a $20,000 prize purse consisting of professional or semi-professional competitors, local caterers or restaurants! The Backyard Masters competition will take place at Berlin Raceway all season long with a final big BBQ blowout at RibStock where any local average Joe who thinks he's the master of his backyard can come out and prove it. They will be competing for a number of great grilling prizes including a brand new pellet grill at a market cost of $900, and MORE!

Don't want to compete? You can purchase a ticket for ONLY $20 to come out and taste test the best BBQ in West Michigan. This backyard party will also have local bands such as DJ Keller, Brian Lorent and the Usual Suspects and even the Mega 80's as well as a tailgate games competition of washers, bags and ladder golf.

This family friendly backyard BBQ has fun for everyone with food, drinks, bands, tailgate games and a kids square with inflatables like a bounce house, obstacle courses, boxing, spin art, airbrush tattoos and more!

Grilling Professionals (cooks, caterers, restaurants):

Click the Video from WZZM-13 on Ribstock:

Entry Form For Ribstock 2014

Ribstock is presented by the West Michigan Tourist Association - Lovers of all things West Michigan. Experts on up and coming attractions in the area. Connoisseurs of West Michigan produce, culinary creations, beer, wine, & spirits.  Adventurers in the great outdoor forests, waterways, and trails of the area. Ears to the ground to keep up on the latest & greatest West Michigan news. Working to share the whole West Michigan experience with travelers, locals, and those who might never have even considered a trip to our great side of the state. 


Want to try to win your share of the $20,000? The Backyard Master Competition will take place on Saturday's from 4-6PM:


August 30

Come out and grill whatever you want and prove you are a master backyard griller. You'll have the chance to win great prizes including a new Tappecue wifi remote thermometer, case of original Juan sauces, Thermapen instant pocket thermometer or a $50 gift card to Campau Corner. Only costs $50 to register to compete which includes 1 ticket to that nights race. Gates open at 10am and the competition starts at 4pm with final turn in at 5:45. BBQ Bob and Jop from The Grillin Guys will be the judge!

30 Second Backyard Master Commercial

Entry Form for The Backyard Master Competition

Questions? Just send us an e-mail.


Ribstock runs from 1-9PM

Adults 12+ early admission (Through Aug 23) $20 includes and 10 food/drink tokens

Adults 12+ late admission (After Aug 23) $30 includes and 10 food/drink tokens

Kids 11 and under are free (no tokens included)

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$5 parking per car - motorcycles are free




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