June 7: BBQ Kick-off (6-9:30 p.m.) Join us Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. for the BBQ kick-off, which includes event, live
music, food trucks, and adult beverages.
June 8 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Day two of the Derby BBQ Festival will feature the KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society) Cook-off, Backyard BBQ Cook-off, People's Choice Contest, food trucks and the Derby Noon Lions Club Beer Garden. Kids can enjoy the petting zoo, inflatables, magician, face painters, Princess Pros Entertainment, Royal Game Theater mobile video game truck and more.
The People's Choice Contest will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tasting kits go on sale at 11 a.m. at a tent near the amphitheater. For $5 you receive eight, 1 oz. samples of competition quality pulled pork. Vote for your favorite using the poker chip provided in your kit.
The Anything on a Stick Contest (dessert and non-dessert categories) is open to the public and held on June 9. Winners receive cash prizes and ribbons for first, second and third place.
Proceeds from this event benefit the McConnell Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center.