Great Lenexa BBQ Battle

Friday, June 24, 2022, 4:30 to 11 p.m.

Saturday, June 25, 2022, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street Parkway & Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66215

  • Admission: $5 on Friday night; free on Saturday. Children 12 and under are free both days.
  • Parking: Limited on-site $5 parking Friday and Saturday; Free satellite parking and free shuttle to event.

The Great Lenexa BBQ Battle started in 1982 with 12 contestants and 12 judges. On April 27, 1984, Governor John Carlin declared the contest the official Kansas State Championship. The competition attracts cooks from all over the country, who compete for the coveted title of Grand Champion of the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle - The Kansas State Championship. For 2022, prizes and ribbons are awarded to the top 10 contestants in seven categories (brisket, pork, pork ribs, chicken, sausage, beef steak and miscellaneous) and the top three overall winners.


Event Sponsors

Major Sponsors

101 The Fox logo     Johnson County Clin-Trials     KCMO Talk Radio logo       Reser's Fine Foods logo

Platinum Sponsors

Community Builder Sponsors

  • Copaken Brooks
  • Block Real Estate Services, LLC

Sponsorship opportunities

For sponsorship information, contact Marisa Shartzer, [email protected].  


Contact Information and Cancellations

Sarah Hirst, 913.477.7139, [email protected]

To stay notified of event cancellations, call our notification line at 913.477.7170.