Friday, October 13 & Saturday, October 14, 2017



BBQ Contestants

The 14th Annual KCBS Sanctioned Cookin' on the Kaw BBQ Contest sponsored by The Kansas City BBQ Store will be held October 13-14, 2017 at De Soto Riverfest Park. Cost is $210.00 for a 20' x 20' site or $235.00 for a 20' x 40' site after August 1st. Payment secures your site - we cannot hold spots without payment. We have less than 6 sites reminaing - so register today!

Download an Entry Form to register from our Facebook page Cookin' on the Kaw. Contact the Chamber Office at 913-583-1585 for more information. NOTE our fax number is 913-585-1821, or you can scan your form and e-mail to Over $12,500 in cash prizes! We will pay to 10th place in the four KCBS categories and to 10th place Overall. Special thank you to the KC BBQ Store and Kris Johnson - Keller Williams Legacy Partners for making this possible!


Cookin' on the Kaw Registration Form

Due to website issues, we are unable to import the Registration Form and Contestant Map. Please e-mail to obtain a registration form and layout of the area and available sites. Like us on Face Book as we have posted the map and registration forms there! @CookinontheKaw 


Friday Evening Festivities:  


There is no charge for admission into the event. We do not anticipate any food vendors on site.

There will not be live music this year. 


Contact Maureen at to inquire on the Judge's List for the event. Thank you for your interest!


Special Thank You to our sponsors:


The KC BBQ Store

Kris Johnson - Keller Williams Legacy Partners

Rehrig Pacific

Martin Marietta Materials


NOTE:  This is a rain or shine event. 



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