Smoke on the Bricks

2020 Smoke on the Bricks brought to you by Rice Precision Manufacturing - updated date due to COVID-19

The 2nd Annual Smoke on the Bricks BBQ competition will now take place on Friday, August 21st and Saturday, August 22nd in picturesque downtown Baldwin City.  The first year of this event drew 49 teams and we look to expand on that in year 2.  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 2020. 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 M80's 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.  Top 10 overall as well as top 10 in each category will win prize money.  Total purse currently sits at $8,500.

BBQ Bucks will once again be on sale beginning Monday, August 10th through Friday, August 21st 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?  Use them in 2020!  A portion of the 2020 revenues will be donated to the Baldwin Education Foundation.   

Date      Friday, August 21st and Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
Time      Teams can check in beginning at 9:00 a.m. on August 21st and all teams must be checked in by 3:00 p.m.
Location      Downtown Baldwin City between 7th and 9th streets on High St.
Cost      $180 per team  
      (1) 20 amp plug provided for each team with registration
      No fee for general public to attend.   
      For more information contact Matt McClure at
Registration Deadline      August 7th, 2020 
Overall Winners Purse Breakdown
 1st- $1250  6th- $300
 2nd- $750  7th- $250
 3rd- $600  8th- $200
 4th- $500  9th- $150
 5th- $400  10th- $100
Individual Meat Category Purse Breakdown
1st - $185                                                        6th- $75
2nd- $165                                                 7th- $65
3rd- $140                                                  8th- $60
4th- $120                                                  9th- $50
5th- $100                                                    10th- $40