10 months ago by Bob Gough
KCBS sanctioned event held in Kesler Park
The Quincy Exchange Club will sponsor the eighth annual “Smoke on the River” Barbeque Contest to be held September 5 and 6, 2014 in Kesler Park on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River.
This years contest is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and has been designated as a State Championship event. The Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion of the event will receive an automatic invitation to the American Royal Barbeque Championship in Kansas City.
BBQ teams from across the Mid West will vie for $6,500.00 in prize money in four categories: Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Shoulder and Beef Brisket.
The event will kick off Friday night September 5 with a hog roast. The gates will open at 5:00 p.m. There will be all you can eat whole roast hog with potato salad, cole slaw and baked beans for $10.00. Children under 5 will eat free and children from 5 -10 years of age will be $5.00. Pulled pork sandwiches and plain and pork nachos will also be available.
Saturday, September 6 the BBQ contest begins and is open to the public. The event will feature music, good food and drink and fun for the whole family. There is no entry fee. Roast pork will be available.
More information is available at www.smokeontheriver.net or you may contact Mel Dillman at 217-228-1208.