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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Derby BBQ Festival Set for June 8 & 9

Derby BBQ Festival

Mark your calendars for June 8 and 9 for the 8th Annual Derby BBQ Festival presented by Security 1st Title. The two-day event will be held at High Park, 2801 E. James. This is a fun, family-friendly and free event.

June 8 Activities

  • Kid's Q Contest
    • Two age categories for kids ages 6 to 10 and 11 to 15 who will cook hamburger or chicken on a charcoal grill (meat and grill provided).
  • Live music by Big Fat Fun (7-9 p.m.)
  • Cornhole and family yoga
  • Food trucks
  • Derby Noon Lions Club Beverage & Beer Garden and Shaken or Stirred

June 9 Activities

  • Rock Regional Hospital KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society) Cook-off
  • Fidelity Bank Backyard BBQ Cook-off
  • Verus Bank and Creekstone Farms People's Choice Contest, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    $5 for a tasting kit (sample eight, 1 oz samples of competition pulled pork)
  • BRG Precision Products Anything on a Stick Contest (dessert and non-dessert categories, open to all ages)
  • Food trucks (Brick House BBQ, Charley’s Philly Steaks, Ken N Barbie’z Rollin Diner, Kona Ice, Ricke’s Funnel Cakes, Papa Murphy’s, Smokin Diner, Twisted Joes on the Go
  • Derby Noon Lions Club Beer & Beverage Garden
  • Kid’s Corner with a petting zoo, inflatables, mobile video game truck, magician, face painters, Princess Pros Entertainment and Derby Recreation Commission activities (Tae Kwon Do demonstrations, POUND Fitness, Cornhole and obstacle course).

Entry forms for all contests can be found at Contest winners will receive cash prizes and ribbons.

On-site parking will be available June 8 & 9. Please park in the grass parking accessible from Madison Ave. (east entrance). ADA parking will be accessible from the James St. entrance.

Proceeds from this event benefit the McConnell Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center.

Derby BBQ Festival
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