Smoke on the Bricks

 

 
The 3rd Annual Smoke on the Bricks BBQ competition is back downtown in 2021!  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 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.  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 $10,000.

BBQ Bucks will once again be on sale beginning Monday, August 10th 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.