A tailgate will be held on Saturday to decide who will be Alpharetta's next grill master.
The Lionheart School will host its Grilling & Gridiron Tailgate Party, which will provide samples of food and drinks during the festival along Old Roswell Street in downtown Alpharetta. The event will feature an 8' x 12' LED television broadcasting the University of Georgia vs. South Carolina game.
Each grilling station competing for awards will be set up tailgating style and will have samples of grilled chicken, beef and other delicacies. There will also be a beer tasting contest between Georgia and South Carolina-based craft brews to see who brews the best beer.
The schedule for the event is as follows:
- 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Grilling Begins
- 3 p.m.: Tailgate, judging, and entertainment begins; sale of bracelets for grill tasting and beer tasting starts, grill tasting starts. Tickets are: $15 for grill tasting only; $25 for grill and beer tasting; and $250 for table reserved near the big screen with eight grilling and beer tasting bracelets.
- 4:30 p.m.: Game starts
- 5 p.m.: Grill tasting and beer tasting ends
The awards ceremony kicks off at halftime and award categories are: grill master of Alpharetta — best in show; best beef; best chicken; best tailgate; and best of the rest.
Proceeds from the event benefit the school, which provides developmental education to children with special needs. Programs are tailored to fit each student's profile and needs.
For more information contact Mary Ulich at The Lionheart School at (770) 772-4555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.