It’s that time of year again: sports lovers come one and all to kick off football season once again. Now in its fourth year, the annual Great Southern Tailgate Cook-Off showcases more than 50 professional and backyard barbeque teams for an intense barbecue competition featuring fun, friends, and most importantly, food!
Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, each team will compete for more than $20,000 in cash and prizes on Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th. Of course, if you’re not competing, you’re eating; load upon load of barbeque galore and all the fixings will be available for patrons. So if you’re looking for a lip-smacking good time, you’ve definitely come to the right place.
While munching on delicious treats, guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of live entertainment from national, regional, and local bands—not to mention some pretty hefty competition. This year’s contest also includes a People’s Choice Contest, where guests can purchase a $10 wristband to sample participating teams barbeque. Once their finished, participants can vote for their favorite.
Afterward, when you’re looking for a cold brew, head over to the VIP Pig Pub, featuring table and bar seating as well as plenty of cool drinks. You’ll get prime viewing of the stage, so just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Admission is free, so make sure to bring your family and friends along, too, for what’s sure to be a delicious way to wrap up this summer.