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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 eight categories (brisket, pork, ribs, sausage, chicken, steak, baked beans 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


Consolidated Communications


94.9 KCMO

Central States Beverage Company

Reser's Fine Foods





Alenco  B.F. Ascher CoreFirst Bank & Trust
Costco GMET Communications, 
a Cricket Wireless authorized dealer
Leaf Filter
 Massage Envy Pierce & Knight Dentistry  Renewal by Andersen
Champion Windows Olathe Ford Lincoln  James Hardie Siding
Westlake Ace Hardware Thermal King Windows  Gill Studios
 City Center Church  Sara Lee  Praxis Promotions


i9 Sports

Mainstreet Credit Union

Pizzeria Locale

Teague Electric

ANB Bank

Skyhook Visual

Contact Information and Cancellations

Lindsay Hart, 913.477.7130,

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