7th Annual Pork in the Park BBQ Festival

This family friendly event has grown in leaps and bounds and last year hosted over 84 BBQ competitor teams. It is anticipated that over 100 BBQ teams will compete this year. Each bar-b-que team will spend the weekend slicing, seasoning and sizzling pork, chicken and beef in hopes that their cooking will earn them a portion of the $18,000 in cash prizes and invaluable bragging rights on the Kansas City Barbeque Society BBQ Circuit. The BBQ competition decisions lie in the hands of the KCBS certified professional judges. Judging is done in many categories including whole hog, beef, chicken, pork, ribs, anything butt and a special dessert category. The surrounding festival is three days of great events with entertainment for the whole family.

Taking part in the largest KCBS Festival east of the Mississippi, attendees will enjoy live entertainment including blues, country and southern rock, on our Festival stage. All entertainment is included with admission and attendees are encouraged to bring a camping chair or a blanket to grab a great seat. Many regional craftsmen and artists will also take part in the festivities offering their jewelry, pottery, photography and artwork. Saturday will include an evening Battle of the Bands hosted by 96 Rock and Sunday afternoon will feature the Car cruisin’ that is open to all participants and a backyard BBQ Contest! Kids will have a special area of their own with kid rides, slides and amusements. Many different types of food including pulled pork sandwiches, ribs and beef BBQ sandwiches will be available.

Friday, April 16, 2010 – Sunday, April 18, 2010
Winterplace Park, Salisbury
Fri., 4-10 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.