Smoke on the Trails BBQ Competition

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The Smoke on the Trails BBQ competition will take place on September 28 and 29, 2018 at Celebration Park. This Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event is a qualifying event for the American Royal World Series of Barbeque competition and the Jack Daniels World Championship for 2019. BBQ teams will check in Friday during the day and begin to set up their camps.  Friday evening the general public is welcome to come out and hang with their friends and families for the evening from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Live bands will be on site to keep the party moving. Formal BBQ judging will begin on Saturday and a total purse of $10,000 will be on the line for teams participating in the categories of chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. Top 10 in each category will be awarded.   

PARKING:  Cars can be parked at Celebration Park, however once it fills, overflow parking will be available in the Pioneer Ridge Middle School parking lot, just south of the park. Parking is free.

Date      Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time      BBQ Teams can check in beginning at 9:00 a.m. on September 28 and all teams must be
      checked in by 3:00 p.m. 
Location      Celebration Park, 32501 W. 159th St., Gardner, KS 66030 
Cost      $185 per team - All teams will be provided (1) 20 amp plug. 
      +$15 for 30 amp.
      No fee for general public to attend.   
      For more information contact Renee Nagle at
Registration Deadline      September 14, 2018 
Register Online       
Parking &       Limited parking will be available at Celebration Park and Pioneer Ridge Middle School. 
Shuttle Info     It is encouraged to ride a (free) shuttle from Gardner-Edgerton High School to  
      Celebration Park.  GEHS is located at 425 N. Waverly Rd., Gardner, KS 66030.   
      Shuttles begin at 4:45 p.m. 
      Shuttle and Parking Map (pdf) 

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