Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Bud and Burgers competition, which will be held Friday, April 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Bud and Burgers is a burger-cooking competition hosted by the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association and sponsored by Mitchell Distributing.
To register, a team must have a minimum of four members.
The registration fee is $25 prior to March 23. Afterward, the fee will increase to $50, if space is available. To register, call the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association at (662) 841-6598.
On the day of the event, each team will receive four T-shirts and 16 drink tickets. Each team is allotted a 10 foot-by-10 foot space for a tent as well as extra room for a grill. Teams are to provide their own tents and grills. Setup is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Teams are expected to prepare 24 burgers to be quartered for sampling by 6 p.m., and another 24 burgers to be quartered for sampling by 7 p.m. Teams are to provide their own cooking ingredients and materials.
Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including a professional category, an award for best theme and People’s Choice.
“We at Mitchell Distributing are thrilled to work with Tupelo Main Street to bring Bud & Burgers back to Tupelo for the third year in a row,” said Anna Grace Tanner, communications manager for Mitchell Distributing. “We’ve brought this competition to several different cities within our markets, and we’re thankful that the community of Tupelo has been so supportive of this event. We’re looking forward to growing this event even more this year and raising more money for the downtown association.”
Further information regarding the event, including ticket prices, will be released closer to the event date. For any questions regarding Bud and Burgers, please contact the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association at (662) 841-6598.