Food lovers plan to converge on West Michigan for the 14th annual Taste of Grand Rapids.
The event runs Friday and Saturday at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids. It includes a barbecue competition, live entertainment and food from 26 local restaurants.
The State of Michigan Barbecue Champion title is on the line. Teams will compete by serving up their best barbecue ribs, chicken, pork, side dishes and more. The winner will advance to compete for a national title against teams from across the country.
Admission, parking and entertainment are free. Food tickets will be sold at the event.