The fifth annual event, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and recognized as a Rocky Mountain BBQ Association Cup event, will feature more than 50 competitors from throughout the Midwest region who will vie for $8,500 in prize money and a year of bragging rights. The 2013 event will be held at Parker Station in downtown Parker, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1. The event is free, although tickets must be purchased for food and drink.
Proceeds benefit a variety of charities, including Project Sanctuary, Douglas County Support Center, Parker Task Force and the Women’s Crisis Center, as well as the Rotary’s educational and international programs. “Parker area residents are fortunate to live so close to one of the best Labor Day weekend festivals,” said Courtney Howey, president of the CCV Rotary Club of Parker. “They don’t have to travel far to eat some fantastic barbecue, listen to some great music and have some good old family fun. This is just a great community event for the whole family.”
In addition to the BBQ, guests can enjoy the following entertainers at their respective performance times:
Thomas Harvey Moore III 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday
Groove 22 Band 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday
The Tripping Griswolds 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
The Indulgers 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday
Lewis and Floorwax-Groove Hawgs 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday
Black Jack Canyon Band 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday
Catfish Kray Blues Band 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
For information, visit www.smokinbrewbbq.com.