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We want to THANK everyone who had a hand in making the 3rd Annual MO BBQ Fest a HUGE success!
It was a fun weekend of great BBQ, Live Music, Cold Beverages and lots of memories made!
See you in 2023 for the 4th Annual Ozarks BBQ Fest!

To view a list of the Winners in the KCBS Competition click the link to the KCBS web site - The Kansas City Barbeque Society (kcbs.us)

Ozarks BBQ Fest

The Ozark Empire Fair Foundation proudly announces the Ozarks BBQ Fest April 22-23, 2022 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

Held at Ozark Empire Fairgrounds located at 3001 North Grant Avenue, Springfield, MO. Enter through Gate 2 located on Norton Road.

Ticket pricing is $10 in advance (not available after midnight April 21st) or $15 at the gate - per person, per day. Kids 6 and under are Free.

Friday night you must be 21 years or older to attend. Saturday is open to all ages.

BBQ Samples Both days – Friday 5pm till 8pm / Saturday 1pm till 8pm or we run out.

Parking is $5 per vehicle.

This is a Rain or Shine event.

The stage, vendors and food & drinks to purchase are under an open air pavilion out of inclement weather.

Schedule of events for Ozarks BBQ Fest
Friday – April 22nd - Friday night you must be 21 years or older to attend.
5:00pm – Event opens to the public – BBQ Sampling starts
6:00pm - Honky Tonk Renovators on stage
9:00pm – Jon Stork on stage
9:00pm - SCA Awards

Saturday – April 23rd
11am - Event opens to the public
1pm – BBQ Sampling starts
Noon – We Three Thieves on stage
3:30pm – Bad Mojo on stage
4:30 KCBS Awards
7pm – Paralandra on stage

This is a Rain or Shine event. You are welcome to bring your own chairs to sit in, NO outside food, drinks or coolers allowed. No pets, service animals only.
Vertical black banner with a red clip art pig and "Ozarks BBQ Fest" on it.


Proud Sponsors

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Springfield Roofing Systems
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Superior Rents
PFI Western Store
power 96
am fam mary ann dailey
Mid America RV
Superior Rents
Hyde Ranch | Kent & Jan Hyde
Ozark Golf Cars
red monkey foods


Need more information about Ozarks BBQ Fest?

Please contact Larry Krauck or Casey Owen by E-Mail:
Larry@ozarkempirefair.com | Casey@ozarkempirefair.com
Or call them at (417)833-2660 Monday - Friday from 9:00AM - 5:00PM

KCBS Judging Requests can be sent to the Judging Coordinator.
Jim Altic | JimAltic@gmail.com
Please e-mail your requests and be sure to include your KCBS CBJ number, phone number, city and state.

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Kansas City Barbeque Society

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Ozark Empire Fair Foundation

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Steak Cookoff Association

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