The annual Derby BBQ Festival in Derby’s High Park will be lots of fun! The festival will be held this summer at High Park, 2801 James Street on June 7 and 8, 2019.
The annual two-day festival is a family friendly event with live music, beer garden, food vendors, and a free Kid’s Corner with petting zoo, inflatables, magician, face painting, princesses and other activities for kids of all ages.
Entry is free for the festival, which begins Friday night at 6 p.m. for the BBQ kick-off. The evening activities will include the Kids Q contest, live music by Big Fat Fun, games, food trucks, and beer garden.
Then on Saturday, the festivities resume in the morning and revolve around the Kansas City Barbeque Society Cook-off where pro teams compete for thousands of dollars in prizes and a chance to compete at the American Royale World Series of Barbeque in September.
Now here’s the part you really want to hear about: how to eat the barbecue! The People’s Choice Contest will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event will let you taste eight 1 oz. samples competition-quality pulled pork for just $5.
Tasting kits go on sale at 11 a.m. at a tent near the amphitheater. You can vote for your favorite using the poker chip provided in your kit. (Don’t worry if you aren’t full; there will be plenty of other food vendors on site!)
The festival also includes the Backyard BBQ Cook-off for aspiring pit masters, and the Anything on a Stick contest, which is open to the public! Winners receive cash prizes and ribbons for first, second, and third place. (If you’d like to throw your hat in the ring, enter online at DerbyBBQ.com)
Kids will enjoy the petting zoo, inflatables, a magician, face painters, characters, mobile video game truck, and more.
Learn more about the Derby BBQ Festival and register for contests at www.derbybbq.com. Proceeds from the Derby BBQ Festival benefit the Airman & Family Readiness Center at McConnell Air Force Base.
Date: June 7-8, 2019
Time: 6-9:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday
Location: High Park, 2801 E. James
For more information: www.DerbyBBQ.com or 316-788-1519
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