The Smoke on the Trails BBQ competition will take place on September 27th and 28th, 2019 at Celebration Park. This Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event is a qualifying event for the American Royal World Series of Barbecue competition and teh Jack Daniels World Championship for 2020. BBQ teams will check in Friday during the day and begin to set up their camps. Friday night, the public will be invited out to participate in a People's Choice competition. More details coming soon! Formal BBQ judging will begin on Saturday and a total purse of $10,000 will be on the line for teams participating in the categories of chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket. Top 10 in each category will be awarded.
PARKING: Cars can be parked at Celebration Park, however, once it fills, overflow parking will be available in the Pioneer Ridge Middle School parking lot just south of the park. Parking is free.
For more information, contact Amy Craft at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 28, 2019 as Gardner Parks and Recreation brings you thebaward-winning, third annual, Grand Slam Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits Fest. Local breweries, wineries and distilleries will be on hand in the outfields at Celebration Park to share their creations of libations with you. We'll also have non-alcoholic beverages onsite for you to enjoy.
This will be a ticketed event and limited to the first 1000 people. Tickets will go on sale June 1, 2019! Participants will receive a commemorative sample glass and a program with descriptions of all beverages on site. Catered appetizers will be provided and a live band will entertain and provide the perfect soundtrack for the evening.
Challenge your friends to one of the yard games we'll have onsite or just bring a blanket/lawn chair and enjoy the evening. Either way, this is one event adults will not want to miss.
This is an adult only event and attendees must be at least 21 years of age to enter. **PLEASE BRING ID WITH YOU TO THE EVENT.**
Grand Slam will be held "rain or shine" with no refunds. During the event, we may be taking photographs and videos for use in promoting Grand Slam. By purchasing a ticket(s) you agree to allow us to use your image for this purpose without compensation. More information on parking coming soon.
Date Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location Celebration Park, 32501 W. 159th St. Gardner, KS 66030
Tickets Tickets will open on June 1, 2019.
In-Person at City Hall: $40- June 1 - September 27
Online: $43- June 1 - September 27
Day-Of (IF AVAILABLE): $50
Parking & Shuttle Info
Limited parking will be available at Celebration Park and Pioneer Ridge Middle School. It is encouraged to ride a (free) shuttle from Gardner-Edgerton High School to Celebration Park. GEHS is located at 425 N. Waverly Rd., Gardner, KS 66030. Shuttles begin at 4:45 p.m.
Boo Bash 2019 info coming soon! Check back for updates!