Downtown Clayton will be transformed into a barbecue lover’s paradise on Saturday, July 13, for the 10th annual Clayton BBQ Cook Off.
This Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event features pro pitmasters and backyard cooks competing for more than $10,000 in cash prizes. Barbecue teams from all over the country will make their way to Clayton. With more than 40 barbecuers working their magic, strolling down Main Street will be an aromatic treat as you check out the expanded vendor booths.
Don’t miss the People’s Choice Awards, which allows you to sample select competitors’ ribs. Tickets will be available at 1 p.m., with other food options for sale in the food court for the entire event.
After a successful introduction at last year’s event, the Craft Brew Garden will return to the corral at the end of Main Street – featuring local breweries plus hard cider and wine.
Kids will love to take a trip around town aboard an authentic horse-drawn stagecoach. Cost is $5 per person.
Grab a beer and a plate of food, then head over to the Grove for live music from Mama Luke 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Eve & the Missing Ribs 3-6 p.m.
The Clayton Business and Community Association sponsor the event, which runs 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
For more information or to join the competition, visit claytonbbqcookoff.com.