Smoke on the Bricks


The 3rd Annual Smoke on the Bricks BBQ competition is back downtown in 2021 and brought to you by Rice Precision!  Mark your calendars for August 20-21 for a weekend you won’t forget.  This Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned competition is a qualifying event for the American Royal World Series of Barbecue and the Jack Daniels World Championship for 2021. BBQ teams can check in Friday beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Friday evening the general public is welcome to come out and hang with their friends and families for the evening from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Live music will be onsite, beer and wine will be for sale and be sure to purchase your BBQ Bucks to sample world class BBQ Friday evening!  Love music from the 1980's?  80's cover band The M80s will perform Friday night for your entertainment.  Be sure to check back often as we will be adding more activities to the lineup for Friday and Saturday! 

Formal BBQ judging will begin on Saturday in the categories of chicken, ribs, pork and brisket.  New in 2021 will be a sausage and dessert category.  Top 10 overall as well as top 10 in each category will win prize money, top 3 for each sausage and dessert.  Total purse currently sits at $13,000.

BBQ Bucks will once again be on sale beginning Monday, August 16th through Friday, August 20th at the Baldwin City Recreation Commission Office (705 High St.).  Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday.  Friday beginning at 4:00 p.m. BBQ Bucks will be sold at the Lumberyard Art Center (718 High St.) in downtown Baldwin.  Teams will not take cash for BBQ, they will only take BBQ Bucks, so be sure to pick yours up!  Teams will sell BBQ between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  BBQ Bucks will be sold until the food runs out.  Leftover BBQ Bucks from 2019 and unable to use them in 2020?  Use them in 2021!  A portion of the 2021 revenues will be donated to the Baldwin Education Foundation.

 1ST     $1,750  6TH  $500
 2ND   $1,250  7TH  $400
 3RD  $1,000  8TH  $300
 4TH  $800  9TH  $200
 5TH  $700  10TH  $100
 Individual Meat Category Purse Breakdown
 1ST  $250  6TH  $110
 2ND  $225  7TH  $90
 3RD  $200  8TH  $80
 4TH  $170  9TH  $70
 5TH  $135  10TH  $60
**NEW TO 2021** Sausage and Dessert 
 1ST  $100
 2ND  $70
 3RD  $50