This annual event attracts the best BBQ competitors in the country and continues to grow in popularity year after year. The tasty event days are filled with sampling opportunities, food and beverage concessions, children's activities, live entertainment, and more!
Now in its 12th year, the Shipman Youth Center, together with assistance of USA Luge, organizes this annual festival. Rated one of the top 10/Best BBQ festivals in the United States by USA Today and Delish.com, and one of the top 20 by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, the competition offers approximately $9,000 in cash prizes, the most ever for this event.
Attendees can sample many BBQ delicacies over the course of the weekend:
- · Rib Fest (day one), taste ribs prepared by professional BBQ teams $3 per person, public choice award (Friday, July 8)
- · Rib Fest (day two), taste ribs prepared by professional BBQ Teams $3 per person, public choice award (Saturday, July 9) · TOP CHEF competition — all day, beginning at noon on Saturday, July 8th.
- · All three days, barbecue food will be sold by three food vendors. There will be pulled pork, pork ribs, beef brisket, chicken, turkey, and more.
Dates: July 7, 2017 - July 9, 2017
Schedule of events: http://www.ilbbqf.com/schedule-of-events-2/