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Great Lenexa BBQ Battle

Friday, June 22, 2018, 4:30 to 11 p.m.

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street Parkway and Lackman Road

  • Admission: $5 on Friday night; free on Saturday. Children 12 and under are free both days.
  • Limited on-site parking; Free satellite parking and free shuttle to event.

The Great Lenexa BBQ Battle started in 1982 with 12 contestants and 12 judges. On April 27, 1984, Governor John Carlin declared the contest the official Kansas State Championship. Since then, the contest has grown to its current size of 185 contestants and 240 judges. The two-day event, which includes children's activities and live music, attracts cooks from all over the country, who compete for the coveted title of Grand Champion of the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle - The Kansas State Championship. Prizes and ribbons are awarded to the top 10 contestants in seven categories (brisket, pork, ribs, sausage, chicken, steak and miscellaneous) and the top three overall winners.

I Like Lenexa IconEarn points for checking in via the I Like Lenexa App during the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle.

 

Event Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities

Presenting Sponsors

CCI

Major Sponsors

  • 94.9 KCMO

  • HyVee

  • Reser's Fine Foods

  • Central States Beverage Co.

  • Deluxe Corporation

Platinum Sponsors

  • APW Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

  • Blaze Outdoor Products

  • City Center Church

  • CoreFirst Bank & Trust

  • Cricket Wireless

  • Hestan Outdoors
  • i9 Sports
  • James Hardie
  • Leaf Filter

  • Massage Envy

  • Olathe Ford Lincoln

  • Renewal By Andersen

  • Springfree Trampolines    
  • T-Mobile

  • The Grill Heroes


Contact Information and Cancellations

Lindsay Hart, 913.477.7130, lhart@lenexa.com

To stay notified of event cancellations, call our notification line at 913.477.7170.