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Topeka's Red, White, & Blue BBQ

Date: Apr 29 - Apr 30, 2022
THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE.
IF POOR WEATHER, WE WILL MOVE INDOORS. (with the exceptions of the competiting teams).
PEPSI FIREWORKS SHOW IS WEATHER PERMITTING.

SCHEDULE:
Friday (5pm-10pm) - BBQ Buck Night in parking lot
Saturday (10am-4pm) - Festival & Activity Area in Exhibition Hall
Saturday (12pm) - COORS LIGHT Cornhole Tournament
Saturday (6pm-10pm) - Barn Dance in Domer Arena
Saturday (9pm) - PEPSI-COLA OF TOPEKA Firework Show south of parking lot

LIVE MUSIC LINEUP:
FRIDAY (6-10pm at BBQ Bucks Night outside) - "Wilder Horses"
SATURDAY (11-3pm at Festival in Ex) - "The Paradize Band"
SATURDAY (6-10pm at Barn Dance in Domer) - "The Bash"

COORS LIGHT CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT:
Join the Coors Light Girls inside Ex Hall for the Coors Light Cornhole Tournament! Two-person teams will compete Bracket Style to win a Coors Light Keg Grill.
  • Saturday, April 30th at 12pm
  • Lock in your spot and pre-register by emailing Allie at Allison.Geist@SpectraXP.com.
  • Walk-up team entries accepted if available.
  • *$10/person entry to activity area required
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EVENT DETAILS:

This first annual Red, White & Blue BBQ Fest is a brand new BBQ Competition and Festival at the Stormont Vail Events Center in Topeka, Kansas! It'll showcase the teams of the Red, White & Blue BBQ competition, and will include live music, craft vendors, food, drinks, children’s activities and other entertainment for the entire community. Teams from all over North America are coming to Topeka to participate.

FRIDAY:

BBQ Bucks Night from 5pm-10pm!

There will be live music, beer gardens and face painting. The public is invited out to get a taste from participating teams! The public will use BBQ Bucks ($1.00=1 BBQBuck) that are available to buy from the events center on-site Friday. Participating teams will receive 90% back from their BBQ Buck sales. Cash and a trophy will be presented to the team voted “Fan Favorite” of the event.

FOOD TRUCKS (Friday evening): Poppin Squeeze

SATURDAY:

Judging, Festival (10am-4pm), Barn Dance (6pm-10pm) & PEPSI-COLA OF TOPEKA Firework Show (9pm)

Teams will submit their entries for the judging on Saturday. Winners will be announced Saturday afternoon. Activities for the public, and the participants, will be happening all day & night long both inside the events center and outdoors! Saturday will include live music, bounce houses, activity areas, food trucks, booths & the COORS LIGHT Cornhole Tournament.

To end the night, there will be a barn dance inside Domer Arena and the PEPSI-COLA OF TOPEKA Fireworks Show.

FOOD TRUCKS (Saturday day): Poppin Squeeze, Bobby's Food Co. & Jazzy Doggs

Red White & Blue barbecue is free to attend. You don’t want to miss it!


TOURNAMENT DETAILS:
TEAM REGISTRATION CLOSED
*MILITARY DISCOUNT: Register a team with at least 1 military member & get $25 off registration. Simply note "military" on your form.

Total Prize Money Purse for the Red, White and Blue BBQ Competition is $20,000!
This KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society) sanctioned competition is a qualifying event for the American Royal World Series of Barbecue and the Jack Daniels World Championship in 2022.

Teams will be judged on Chicken, Ribs, Pork and Brisket.

SPONSOR/FOOD TRUCK/VENDOR BOOTH DETAILS:
Interested in sponsorship or vendor booths? Exhibition Hall will host the festival and is where booths will be set up! Contact Brie at brianna.berggren@spectraxp.com for more details!

GET YOUR RED, WHITE & BLUE BBQ SWAG!

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T-SHIRTS

ONLY AVAILABLE FRIDAY! Get your T-shirts from the on-site printer on Friday night! Pick our your style and color.

COLOR-CHANGING CUPS

LIMITED AVAILABILITY! You can purchase your Red, White & Blue BBQ Color-changing cup at the Concession Stands filled with a refreshing alcoholic beverage!

COMMEMORATIVE PINS

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! These commemorative pins will be available for purchase at concession stands and various locations throughout the event.

BBQ BUCKS PARTCIPANTS

One Love BBQ
Black Magic
BigE KCQ-N-Smoke
Tired and Retired Smoking Team
Triple C BBQ
The Save Farm
Shots for Soldiers
Old Sarge BBQ
Topeka BBQ Shop
Ducksworthy
Café Cue
5280 BBQ
Jimbo’s BBQ
Man Meat BBQ
Smokin Paws BBQ
Let’s Go Brandon
Indigo Pig
Happy Basset Brewing & BBQ
Geist BBQ
Triple Aces BBQ

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