Locals are invited to show off their grilling skills in a contest for the best barbecue in Waldorf County! It\u2019s time to turn up the heat!\u00a0St. Charles Towne Center\u00a0invites guests to test out their grilling skills in the center\u2019s\u00a0Barbecue Cook-off Contest\u00a0for a chance to win prizes and grilling glory. Locals are encouraged to register to compete in the contest beginning\u00a0Wednesday, May 16\u00a0and vote for their favorite contestant from\u00a0May 29\u00a0to\u00a0June 11. The top three barbecue chefs that are chosen will be showcased in a cook-off on\u00a0Saturday, June 16\u00a0where they will be judged by five local judges for a chance to win the first place prize of a $1400 Kenmore Elite Gas Grill plus a $100 American Express Simon Gift Card and trophy, second place prize of a $75 American Express Simon Gift Card and medal or a third place prize of a $50 American Express Simon Gift Card and medal. While enjoying the competition, guests can shop at the center\u2019s collection of over 130 specialty stores for the hottest summer styles! Hungry guests can also get a head start on the culinary experience by visiting the Food Truck Market in the Food Court Parking Lot of St. Charles Towne Center, with tasty selections from Famous Dave\u2019s, Project Milanesa, Healthy Fool Food Truck, Metro Crab Fry Guy, Sammiches, TAMO Smoothies, Pull\u2019D BBQ Truck and many more! WHAT: Barbecue Cook-off Contest + Food Truck Market WHEN: Registration:\u00a0Wednesday, May 16 to Monday, May 28 Public Voting:\u00a0Tuesday, May 29 to Monday, June 11 Cook-off and\u00a0Judging:\u00a0Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. WHERE: St. Charles Towne Center 11110 Mall Circle Waldorf, MD 20603 COST: This event is FREE and open to the public. HOW:\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Participants can enter by posting a photo and caption showcasing the best barbecue and an explanation of why they should compete to win on the St. Charles Towne Center\u2019s Facebook page by visiting\u00a0facebook.com\/StCharlesTowneCenter\/. Contestants must like and tag @StCharlesTowneCenter and include the hashtag #StCharlesTCBestBBQ to be eligible to win. Open only to legal residents of Maryland who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. For full rules and regulations, please visit\u00a0simon.com\/stcharlestownecenter. MORE INFO: Visit\u00a0simon.com\/stcharlestownecenter\u00a0or call (301) 870-6997. Connect with St. Charles Towne Center on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter\u00a0or\u00a0Instagram.