Beach Boogie & Barbeque kicks off Friday

Grills have been fired-up for a weekend filled with barbeque along the Grand Strand.

The 9th annual Beach Boogie & Barbeque started Friday and will run through Aug. 30 on the HGTC campus at Market Common in Myrtle Beach.

More than 40 teams are participating in this year's championship, which will take place on Saturday from 12-2 p.m.

Many team members said they will get limited sleep from Friday into Saturday because they will cook on the grill all through the night. Several teams also brought campers and comfortable chairs to stay in so they didn't stray far from the grill.

"First meats go on about 1 o'clock in the morning, 2 o'clock in the morning. By 8 o'clock, we'll have about 70 pounds of meat on the smoker going, and we'll start turning stuff into the judges probably around noon or so tomorrow. But, the amount effort is just insane," contestant Greg Lisenby said.

The event is free, but all proceeds from it will go to Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville, South Carolina.

Below is a list of new and returning events for Saturday, Aug. 30.

Championship 12-2p.m.

Myrtle Beach Car Club Cruise 12-4 p.m.

Corn Hole competition 12-5 p.m.

BBQ Sauce & Sampling Tent 12-6 p.m.

Shriners Hospital on-site staff screenings (free and open to the public) 12-4p.m.

Arts & crafts exhibitors, festival food vendors, and beer & wine garden

The Beach Boogie & Barbeque is a Kansas City Barbeque Society event.