38th Annual Jaycees Show Me State BBQ Cookoff

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March 20, 2019

The Kennett Jaycees are pleased to sponsor the annual Show-Me State BBQ Cookoff.  The 38th annual cookoff will be held May 3 – 4, 2019 in Kennett, Missouri.  The family-friendly carnival will be held May 1 – May 4.  This year will feature two demolition derbies on Thursday May 2 and Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m. Don’t miss live entertainment on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

New for 2019: The 1st Annual Kennett Jaycees Steak Cookoff! The Steak Cookoff is a one day event on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at the Delta Fairgrounds. Each cook is provided with two ribeye steaks to be cooked on-site (any heat source allowed), and the best of the two cooked steaks will be submitted for blind judging. For details visit: https://www.steakcookoffs.com/

The Show-Me State BBQ Cookoff has been sanctioned as an official Kansas City Barbecue Society event and the winner will receive an invitation to the American Royal Barbecue Cook Off.  Learn more about the KCBS by clicking here.  The 2019 KCBS Rules apply (must be logged in to KCBS website to view rules).

The 2019 event will feature a purse of $5,000.00 – 10,000.00 (depending on the number of teams competing) and includes all 4 KCBS categories (chicken, ribs, pork and brisket).  Prize money will be paid as follows:

Purse below based on number of teams competing:
40+ teams | 30 – 39 teams | 29 and fewer teams

Grand Champion
$2,500 | $2,000 | $1,200

Reserve Grand
$1,400 | $1,000 | $700

Each Category
1st: $500 | $400 | $250
2nd: $350 | $275 | $175
3rd: $225 | $175 | $100
4th: $125 | $100 | $75
5th: $75 | $50 | $50
6th – 10th: $50 each | $25 each | $25 each

Teams and Judges — use the links below to register online for the 2019 Show-Me State BBQ Cookoff and to learn additional information:

Team Registration Form
Judges – register via the KCBS website
View the KCBS proclamation from the Missouri Governor

For more information, contact:

Kennett Jaycees
Attn: Lee Atwill
PO Box 165
Kennett, MO 63857
E-mail: kennettkcbbq@yahoo.com

Lee Atwill: (573) 344-1711
Payton Raspberry: (573) 717-6081
John Young: (573) 344-0504
Matt Bibbs: (573) 344-2057
Josh Chronister: (573) 559-8074


Kennett Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 61 • 1601 First Street • Kennett, MO 63857
573.888.5828 • Fax: 573.888.9802
Email: info@kennettmo.com
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