ST. CHARLES – ShoDeen Group is the title sponsor for the Firin' Up the Fox BBQ Contest and Festival, Pride of the Fox Inc. announced Thursday in a news release.
The event is set for July 11 to 13 at the former St. Charles Mall property at Route 38 and Randall Road.
"We could not be happier to see this property being utilized for such a great event," Dan Meisinger, commercial leasing representative for The ShoDeen Group, said in a written statement.
The barbecue contest is a community festival that is produced and organized by more than 150 volunteer residents and business owners from Pride of the Fox.
It is an officially recognized Kansas City Barbeque Society contest and Illinois State Championship. Divisions are available for professionals, amateurs and children ages 5 to 15.
Visit www.firinupthefox.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-233-4746 for information, including barbecue seminars and classes, sponsorship, volunteering or the festival schedule.