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Ozarks BBQ Fest

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 Coordinatior.
Jim Altic | JimAltic@gmail.com
Please e-mail your requests and be sure to include your KCBS CBJ number, phone number, city and state.

Team Applications are available HERE

The Ozark Empire Fair Foundation, and Ozarks Regional YMCA proudly announces the inaugural Ozarks BBQ Fest April 24 – 25 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

Coming this April is the new KCBS sanctioned Ozarks BBQ Fest. The event will have an exciting festival design that will be located in the beautiful North Woods area of the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and Campground.

Friday evening will kick off the festival with activities for those 21 years of age and older. These activities will include sampling, private parties, wine tent, craft beer tent, additional adult beverages and live music in an open air pavilion. Along with a Steak Cook-off Association (SCA) sanctioned Steak Cook-off.

Saturday will start off with a KCBS Sanctioned BBQ Competition and include a Kids-Q competition for kids ages 6-16 and Y Family fun zone of activities such as bounce houses, crafts and more. Saturday will also include BBQ sampling, shopping, wine tent, craft beer tent and live music to enjoy. After the BBQ awards presentation patrons can enjoy more sampling, concessions and live music until 11pm.

The BBQ fest will feature free parking with VIP parking available for an additional fee. Enjoy Samples from several of the KCBS cooking teams and sponsors, hear live music from great bands and shop vendor booths offering everything from the latest BBQ accessories to items to improve your everyday life. Along with tons of family fun provided by the Y.

Sponsorship and vendor spots are available now!

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