The 9th Annual Derby BBQ Festival is set for June 7 and 8, 2019 at scenic High Park, located on the east side of Derby. This free, fun and family-friendly event is Derby's largest event. We appreciate the support of the community and our sponsors in making this event possible.
June 7: BBQ Kick-off (6-10 p.m.) Join us Friday night from 6 to 10 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. and 6-10 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 inflatables, magician, face painters, Princess Pros Entertainment 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 8. 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.