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2018 KANSAS: May and June 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also: 2017  -  2016  -  2010)


May 4-5, 2018  Lawrence Sertoma 48 BBQ Cookoff
Lawrence, Kansas
We call the Lawrence SERTOMA Cook-off the 48 Bar-B-Q because we limit the competition to 48 teams competing for $4,800 in 48 categories. It’s a BBQ Battle of professionals and amateur cooks to win dollar prizes and ribbons. The public is invited to sample meats prepared for judging in a separate "People's Choice" contest. The event has been sanctioned by KCBS. Our competition is a State Championship, so our Grand Champion winner gets to compete in the American Royal Cook-Off !

May 13, 2018  MOTHER'S DAY

Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

June 22-24, 2018
15th Annual National Dutch Oven Gathering (NDOG)
Hutchinson, Kansas
Join hundreds of black pot camp enthusiasts from around the country to share food and fun. Workshops, demonstrations and other activities are planned throughout the weekend.
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2017 KANSAS: May and June 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events still waiting for new dates


May 6-7, 2017  Millfest 2017
Lindsborg, Kansas
Experience early Kansas flour milling at the Smokey Valley Roller Mill Museum's annual event. Tour the 100 year old mill in action and learn about farming the old-fashioned way as farmers use horse-drawn equipment to prepare a field for planting. Enjoy traditional craft demonstrations, music and dance.

May 19-20, 2017  Annual Midwest Beer Fest - Wichita, Kansas
The event allows you to taste more than 350 beers from around the world including microbrews from Kansas, purchase tasty food from local restaurants, and bid on great silent auction items — all while taking a “sip for a scholarship”. Includes Midwest Chickenfest, a chicken wing cook-off contest.

June 1-2, 2017 - Farm to Fork Dinner Event - Hays, Kansas
The Farm to Fork Dinner Event will be an evening of fine food, fellowship, and live entertainment. Join us inside the historic Strand Theatre, 1102 Main Street. The meal will be prepared by Gella's Executive Chef, Manuel Hernandez, and feature local ingredients provided by vendors of the Downtown Hays Market.

June 2-3, 2017  McLouth BBQ Blowout - McLouth, Kansas
The Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned competition is sponsored by the McLouth Recreation Commission. There are kids' rides, petting zoo, remote control airplanes, vendors, and more.

June 2-4, 2017  11th Annual Big Blue River Days
Marysville, Kansas
Big Blue BBQ Championship: Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned with over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Winners in each category--pork ribs, chicken, beef brisket, and pork butt or shoulder., Blues Brews and BBQ, Poker Run, Rib Run, Farmers Market, Community Dessert Contest, Kids Que Grilling Competition, Kids Carnival, Toy Tractor Pull, Car Show, etc.

June 9, 2017  Food Truck Frenzy - Lenexa, Kansas
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Southeast corner of 87th Street Parkway & Renner Boulevard.  Come out to Lenexa City Center to sample what the metro's best food trucks have to offer. Our Food Truck Frenzy events draw thousands of hungry folks!

June 17, 2017 - National Festival of Breads - Manhattan, Kansas
America’s only amateur bread baking contest will make its home in Manhattan, Kansas. The National Festival of Breads, sponsored by King Arthur Flour, Fleischmann’s Yeast and the Kansas Wheat Commission, celebrates the relationship between farmer and consumer and highlights the art of baking bread at home. The biennial competition, which seeks the best bread recipes from home bakers throughout the United States, is adding a Youth Category to this year’s contest that is open to amateur youth bakers ages 12 to 17 from all over the nation. The adult competition is open to home bakers ages 18 and up. (also: )

June 23-24, 2017  The Great Lenexa Barbeque Battle - Lenexa, Kansas
The Great Lenexa Barbeque 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. Since then, the contest has grown to its current size of 200 contestants and 240 judges.


2016 KANSAS: May and June 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events still waiting for new dates

June 10-11, 2016  Fire on the Frontier BBQ Classic - Hays, Kansas
Plan on attending the annual KCBS sanctioned BBQ Contest, Fire on the Frontier BBQ Classic.  If you have never competed in Hays, now is the time! Come see for yourself why we continually receive praise for our event organization and hospitality!  The event has a new "fiery feel" to it this year but you should still expect great food, good fun and a heck of a competition!

June 18, 2016  Annual Meatloaf Cook-Off & Festival - Paxico, Kansas
This festival features a meatloaf cook-off, car show, live music, vendors, childrens' games and much more! Come join in the festivities and stroll the historic streets of downtown Paxico.  New events this year include a pie baking contest and outdoor flea market.

June 23, 2016  Project Smoke - Mayetta, Kansas
We at KTWU Television, Topeka, KS would personally like to invite you to a fundraising event, featuring Master smoker, chef, and author Steven Raichlen of PBS programming “Project Smoke.”  He is stopping here in the smoking capitol of Kansas, June 23 – Prairie Band Casino & Resort.  $65 prepaid ticket gets you an autographed copy of his newest cookbook – “Project Smoke, “ and access to a mouthwatering buffet featuring some of his newest recipes! Steven will be there to meet all his biggest fans.


2010 KANSAS: May and June 2010
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

June 4, 2010  Grasshopper Festival - Augusta, Kansas
A Bar-B-Que dinner (hotdogs, hot links, hamburgers and bratwurst too), complete with ice cream, will be served and no one will be disapointed. This years Festival will be bigger and better!  More live (and different types) of music - more great activities for the little ones. The name and theme come from a time in Augusta's past when the town almost died after a plague of grasshoppers chewed every tree, shrub, crop and even the clothes on the line.



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