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Beach, Brisket, and Barbecue This Weekend!

Aug 17, 2015 07:30AM
Kick off the football season with a barbecue competition at Main Beach on August 21 and 22, with the 6th Annual Great Southern Tailgate Cook-Off. Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, more than 50 professional and backyard competition teams will compete.

Bring your family, friends, and appetite to Main Beach and enjoy great entertainment including live music from regional and local bands, all while experiencing the thrill of the competition. Cheer on your favorite backyard team as they battle against other local teams in the backyard competition. Food and beverage will be available for purchase inside the gates - there will be plenty of barbeque and all the fixings, as professional and backyard teams will be selling different styles of their barbeque specialties. Gates open at 3 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Included with your Saturday general admission ticket, enjoy tasting samples from select participating teams from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Samples are limited to first come, first served basis. Arrive early for prime sampling availability. Proceeds from the Great Southern Tailgate Cook-Off benefit the Gator Bowl Association and its charitable organizations. Admission is $5. For more information visit