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This Year’s Gridiron Grill-Off Will Include New Concert Series, Pit Masters Event And A Tailgate

South Florida’s annual grilling competition is heating up.

Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival presented by the UHealth Clinic at Walgreens recently released details of this year’s event, set for Nov. 9 to 11.

The festival will return to Pompano Beach Amphitheater with three nights of live concerts, a new Barbecue Pit Masters competition and a tailgating experience during the Nov. 11 Miami Dolphins vs. the Green Bay Packers game.

The Gridiron Grill-Off pairs celebrity chefs from South Florida restaurants with NFL legends to create signature grilled dishes. Attendees will be able to watch the competition and sample grilled favorites, and will also have the chance to participate in a cornhole tournament, a silent auction and more.

Vince Gill will kickoff the event on Nov. 9 with a live performance, followed by Sister Hazel and Barenaked Ladies on Nov. 10, and Daughtry on Nov. 11.

The Pit Masters competition will showcase more than 40 pit masters competing to win the champion trophy and over $10,000 in cash prizes. The interactive competition will allow attendees to sample the recipes and vote for their favorites. 

On Nov. 10, from noon to 4:30 p.m., the Celebrity Cornhole Challenge - Beat John Offerdahl's Score will take place. Event attendees can buy raffle tickets to enter the contest, as well as for chances to win prizes, including tickets to the upcoming Orange Bowl.

Participating restaurants this year include Beach House Pompano, Oceans 234, Naked Taco and Pelican Landing.

One hundred percent of this year’s proceeds will benefit Offerdahl’s Hands-Off Foundation and the Home Team Advantage Initiative, who will donate the funds to Broward College for grants and merit-based scholarships. 

Tickets for the Gridiron Grill-Off can be purchased at gridirongrilloff.com. General admission is $85 per person; Pit Masters event tickets are $10 for adults and free for kids 4 and under; and VIP tickets are $125 per person.

Photos courtesy of Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine and Music Festival

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