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GVB's weekend features BBQ Block Party & Events Expo

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Courtesy: Guam Visitors Bureau Courtesy: Guam Visitors Bureau

This weekend grill masters from around the island and the region will compete for a claim to fame as the island's number one BBQ griller. It's a night when the streets of Tumon shut down with tantalizing aromas as the best BBQ grill masters compete for the title and $4,000 in cash prizes.

Rows of BBQ stands coupled with live art and music will entertain tourists and locals alike during the 3rd Annual BBQ Block Party. GVB general manager Nate Denight told KUAM News, "One thing that we've always been proud of here on Guam is our BBQ, we have great bbq, Chamorro BBQ is world famous, and we wanted to put that BBQ on an international level."

Nine teams from Guam and Korea will compete, including returning champion, Asu Smokehouse. GVB spokesperson Josh Tyquiengco added, "For the competitors, they're going to be competing in categories of chicken, pork and beef."

It will also feature healthier options such as local Mannge Pops, smoothies, and acai bowls. "Opening up the show for the BBQ Block Party, we have a special fashion show by T-Galleria from DFS and Crowns Guam, this is a collaboration between them, this is going to be luxury featuring street wear fashion show," said Tyquiengco.

The event takes place Saturday on the Tumon strip in front of the Outrigger Hotel, from 5:30 to 10pm, with parking provided behind the T-Galleria. Chef Peter Duenas said, "We really just want to have a great time and that's what it's all about here in Guam, BBQ and great fun."

But the BBQ block party isn't the only thing happening tomorrow, as GVB is also hosting the 2016 Events Expo at the Micronesia Mall Center Court in Dededo. Denight said, "Tomorrow at the Expo the governor will proclaim it Visit Guam 2016, and so we'll be promoting for everyone to come to Guam in 2016 because we have so many great events. All these events are supported by GVB and our goal is to work together get the dates set way in advance so we can go out and promote these events internationally and get lots of visitors to participate with our local community."

So bring your family and your appetite this weekend to enjoy the best of what Guam has to offer.

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