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Great Lenexa BBQ Battle

**To help limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community, this year’s event is a team-only barbecue contest with no public entry.**

Friday, June 25, 2021, 4:30 to 11 p.m.

Saturday, June 26, 2021, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Freedom Fields, West 83rd Street and Woodsonia Drive, Lenexa, KS, 66227

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 2021, prizes and ribbons are awarded to the top 10 contestants in four categories (brisket, pork, pork ribs, chicken) and the top three overall winners.

Judging opportunities

Event Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities

For sponsorship information, contact Marisa Shartzer, mshartzer@lenexa.com.  

Contact Information and Cancellations

Sarah Hirst, 913.477.7139, shirst@lenexa.com

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